Friday, December 4, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Nov. 22 to Dec. 4, 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 Dec. 3 Public Radio International story interviewed Shashi Buluswar on global poverty rates.

A Dec. 2 Los Angeles Times story on Gov. Brown’s science advisors noted the role that the Lab’s Bill Collins plays.

A Dec. 2 Xinhua News story covered a recent agreement signed between the lab, UC Berkeley, and Tsinghua University. The announcement first appeared in a Lab news release.

A Dec. 1 KQED-FM story on Silicon Valley’s role in a clean energy initiative quoted Jeff Greenblatt.

A Dec. 1 How Stuff Works video and story on self-driving taxis was based on a Lab news release and study by Jeff Greenblatt and Sam Saxena.

A December California Magazine story on mixing music and climate science noted the involvement of the Lab’s Andrew Jones and Bill Collins.

A December issue of The Economist included a story on new materials and mentioned Ger Ceder and Kristin Persson’s Materials Project.

A Dec. 1 Forbes story featured work on an invisibility cloak by the Lab’s Xiang Zhang. His work was first publicized in a lab news release.

A Dec. 1 Architect Magazine story highlighted work between Singapore and the Lab in creating a building test facility and quoted the Lab’s Cindy Regnier.

A Dec. 1 EDN.com story, based on a Lab news release, looked at the development of a 2D semiconductor led by Xiang Zhang.

On Nov. 30 Energy Manager featured Lab startup CinderBio, led by Steve Yannone and Jill Fuss, which is producing a new class of enzymes from extremophile microbes. CinderBio was featured in a recent Lab news release.

A Nov. 28 Gizmag story featured work on a monolayer semiconductor led by the Lab’s Ali Javey. EE Times also covered his work

A Nov. 25 Associated Press story on adding value to your home cited a recent report by Ben Hoen showing the value added by installing solar panels. The story has appeared in numerous places including the Washington Post, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and many other outlets.

A Nov. 25 KQED Quest story on dark energy prominently featured the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter.

A Nov.25 Symmetry story on a new lead ion experiment at the Large Hadron Collider quoted the Lab’s Peter Jacobs.

A Nov. 24 Associated Press story on better batteries quoted the Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan. The story has appeared in dozens of outlets including the Washington Post, Sacramento Bee, China Post, ABC News, and numerous others.

A Nov. 23 Huffington Post story on China’s coal use quoted David Fridley. Radio Free Asia ran a similar story quoting Fridley.

A Nov. 23 National Geographic story looked at the unusual origins of plutonium’s name by Glenn Seaborg for the Periodic Table.

A Nov. 23 Phys.org feature looked at a new series of energy reports being led by the lab. The story was based on a recent Lab news release.

A Nov. 22 Daily Cal story noted the seven R&D 100 awards won by the lab this year and quoted Horst Simon, Gao Liu, Sam Saxena and Jason MacDonald.