Friday, June 19, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 14, 2015

Berkeley Lab “In the News” is our weekly review of Lab researchers, staff, and students who have appeared in the news media this past week. This is but a sampling of our coverage. Please note that some links may expire after time. 

A video by lab employee David Stein showing goats crossing the road has gone viral appearing in dozens of news media outlets around the world. Several stories quoted the Lab’s Tom Price on the lab’s use of goats for fire suppression. Stories appeared on NPR, CNN, San Francisco Chronicle, local stations KGO-TV, KPIX-TV, KRON-TV, KNTV-TV, the San Jose Mercury News, New York Daily News, CBS Network, UPI, and many more.

A June 18 Daily Cal story highlighted new research led by Jill Banfield identifying new bacteria. GenomeWeb ran a similar story.

The summer issue of California magazine includes a story on electric bicycles and quotes Marca Doeff.

Also in the summer issue of California is a profile of Marvin Cohen.

A June 17 Indian Express story featured research on the use of sugarcane biomass for jet fuel, work led by Dean Toste, Alexis Bell and Corinne Scown. Zee News and the Daily Cal also covered their work.

A June 17 Symmetry magazine story on a portable gamma camera mentions its history at Berkeley Lab including the work of William Moses and Steve Holland.

A June 17 R& feature looked at new insights into carbonic acid, work led by Richard Saykally.

A June 16 KCBS-AM story on geysers and seismic activity in Northern California mentioned work by Berkeley Lab.

A June 16 Wired magazine story on the mysteries of neutrinos quoted Alan Poon.

A June 15 Contra Costa Times story highlighted climate research in the Amazon by Jeff Chambers, Lara Kueppers and Kolby Jardine. KTVU-TV Channel 2 also ran a story on their work.

A June 15 BioFuels Digest story looked at work being done at JBEI.

A June 15 Yahoo News story looked at the development of a renewable fuel being led by Peidong Yang, and Chris and Michelle Chang. The Fiscal Times also covered their work.