Friday, January 30, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 25, 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 Jan. 29 Washington Post story covered the recent opening of a new Smithsonian exhibit that includes the audio restoration work of Carl Haber and Earl Cornell. Smithsonian magazine also covered the exhibit.

A Jan. 28 Real Estate Weekly story looked at a report led by Ben Hoen showing increased values in homes with PV panels.

A Jan. 28 Engineering.com story highlighted work on “valleytronics,” by Feng Wang.

A Jan. 28 Christian Science Monitor story on the potential of covering parking lots with solar panels quoted Haley Gilbert. A similar story in the Washington Post noted the lab’s research in the area.

A Jan. 26 Scientific American story on blue LEDs quoted Christian Kisielowski.

A Jan. 26 LiveScience story on the current state of research on helium quoted Oliver Gessner.

A Jan. 24 San Jose Mercury News story on measuring our bodies’ risk of disease quoted Judith Campisi.

A Jan. 23 CBS Bay Area story covered a new report by Jeff Greenblatt showing California is on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Friday, January 23, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 18, 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 Jan. 23 Climate Wire story looked at a report led by Jeff Greenblatt showing California could meet its emission reduction goals by 2030, though reaching 2050 goals may be more challenging.

A Jan. 23 Scientific American story highlighted a Berkeley Lab report showing solar installation improves a home’s value. FastCoexist.com ran a similar story.

On Jan. 22 Forbes ran a piece written by Shashi Buluswar on efforts to alleviate poverty in developing countries, ultimately leading to a new 50 Breakthroughs study.  AfricanBrains.net also ran a story on the study.

A Jan. 21 Washingtonian magazine story noted a new exhibit at the Smithsonian which includes the audio restoration work led by Carl Haber and Earl Cornell.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 11, 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 Jan. 15 CleanTechnica story highlighted a new report on how the installation of photovoltaics increases home values, a study led by Ben Hoen. Similar stories on the value of PV ran in UtilityDive, FastCoexist, PV Magazine and Roll Call, among others.

A Jan. 15 San Jose Mercury News story highlighted results from a new report on fracking in California, with involvement by Jens Birkholzer and other members of the Lab’s Earth Sciences Division. The story quoted Preston Jordan. Stories also ran in the Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Capitol Public Radio, AllGov.com and many other outlets.

On Jan. 14 LiveScience.com ran a roundtable discussion on the state of nanoscience, which included Lab Director Paul Alivisatos

A Jan. 14 Science Daily story looked at a new report highlighting 50 breakthroughs to help the developing world. The report was created by the Lab’s Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies led by Shashi Buluswar. Phys.Org, Innovation Toronto and several others also noted the report’s findings.

On Jan. 12 R&D magazine featured work on nanoribbons led by Mike Crommie and Felix Fischer. The NSF also highlighted the work.


Friday, January 9, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 5, 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 Jan. 9 Scientific American story on efforts to manipulate plants for better biofuels noted the efforts of Jenny Mortimer and Dominique Loque.

On Jan. 9 R&D magazine featured a story on the development of quantum dots by Paul Alivisatos.

A Jan. 8 Sky and Telescope story on new results from the Sloan sky survey and BOSS project quoted David Schlegel.

A Jan. 8 Clean Technica story highlighted 2014’s Top Ten Clean Energy Developments and included a Lab report showing a drop in solar electricity prices (#5 on the list).

A Jan. 6 Boston Globe story cited work by Rob Ritchie into bioinspired materials.

A Jan. 6 IEEE Spectrum story featured work by Xiang Zhang on a 2D piezoelectric semiconductor.

A Jan. 5 Bioscience Technology story featured work by Mark LaBarge on older women’s risks of breast cancer.

A recent KGO-TV ABC Bay Area story looked at the development of a malaria drug by Jay Keasling.


Monday, January 5, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Dec. 21, 2014 - Jan. 2, 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 Dec. 30 Fox News story looked at 3D printing used by Ron Zuckermann to create his “peppytides.” 3DPrint and Yahoo News also ran stories.

A Dec. 27 Time Magazine story on “5 Trends That Changed the Face of Real Estate” noted research by Berkeley Lab showing home owners can improve resale value with PV installations.

A Dec. 25 Seattle Times story on China’s coal-to-gas plants quoted David Fridley. The story also appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald.

A Dec. 23 Popular Mechanics story noted the lab’s involvement in a vehicle-to-grid project at the Los Angeles Air Force Base.

A Dec. 23 IEEE Spectrum story on the world’s largest PV power plant quoted Mark Bolinger.

A Dec. 21 CleanTechnica story on lithium ion batteries noted work led by Richard Saykally.

Scientific American’s Best Physics Papers of 2014 list included one by Wim Leemans on the lab’s compact accelerator, BELLA (#9 on list). BELLA also made the APS Top Ten Physics News Stories of 2014, as did the lab-involved neutrino project, IceCube.