Friday, November 6, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Nov. 1, 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. 
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A Nov. 6 CleanTechnica story looked at new members joining the energy storage initiative CalCharge and quoted Venkat Srinivasan.

A Nov. 5 Toronto Star story on a library-led alternative-reality game quoted participant Eli Goodfriend.

A Nov. 5 CleanTechnica story highlighted the latest report on utility scale solar led by Jo Seel and Mark Bolinger.

A Nov. 5 Sierra magazine story on three ways to reduce carbon emissions quoted Thomas McDonald, who is using MOFs to capture CO2. The story was based on an earlier lab news release.

A Nov. 5 Astronomy story, based on a lab news release, looked at a better way to measure cosmological distances, work led by Greg Aldering, Hannah Fakhouri, Rollin Thomas, Kyle Boone, and Saul Perlmutter.

A Nov. 5 GreenCarCongress story from the recently held Bay Area Battery Summit offered an update on the lab-involved Joint Center for Energy Storage Research.

A Nov. 5 Desktop Engineering story looked at the Electrolyte Genome effort led by Kristin Persson and Gerbrand Ceder. The story also included a video, which includes many more lab researchers. The Lab’s Public Affairs office coordinated production of the video, which was based on an earlier lab news release.

A Nov. 4 NPR All Things Considered story on antimatter included an interview with Joel Fajans and mention of the STAR collaboration, which includes Lab researchers.

A Nov. 3 Daily Cal story on a call for a unified microbiome initiative quoted Eoin Brodie and Mary Maxon. The story resulted from a lab news release.

A Nov. 2 R&D magazine story highlighted research on a possible new way to detect new planets and quoted coauthor Ruobing Dong. BoingBoing.net, TechTimes, and ANI News were some of the many that also covered the work.

A Nov. 2 Daily Cal story looked at new insights into batteries and quoted Gerbrand Ceder, Alpesh Shukla, and Guoying Chen, work seen in a lab news release.

A Nov. 1 Christian Science Monitor story on a new study showing surprising possibilities in black holes quoted Raphael Bousso.

An Oct. 31 Ars Technica story on the link between stale indoor air and cognitive function quoted Bill Fisk. The Daily Mirror ran a similar story. This area of research has been extensively covered in numerous lab news releases over the years.