Friday, February 27, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Feb. 8 to 27, 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 Feb. 26 front-page San Francisco Chronicle story looked at new climate research led by the Lab’s Daniel Feldman and Bill Collins. The Chronicle also wrote an editorial on the research. The study received significant media attention including by the Associated Press, KCBS-AM, Popular Science, LiveScience, Physics World, Sacramento Bee, Forbes, and many others.

On Feb. 26 KQED released a new e-book highlighting efforts to create the Darfur Stove by Ashok Gadgil.

The recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) led to numerous stories of lab research, as well as the lab’s exhibit, in publications such as the BBC, NBC News, Forbes, and Physics Central:
The restart of the LHC with Beate Heinemann and Peter Jacobs appeared in:
Battery research with Venkat Srinivasan:
Climate research by Michael Wehner:
Look at the lab’s exhibit booth containing an IceCube detector:

A Feb. 20 New York Times story on solar panels and home values cited a report led by Ben Hoen, Ryan Wiser and colleagues.

A Feb. 13 Los Angeles Times story on conservation and the impact on utility companies quoted Galen Barbose.

A Feb. 13 HPC Wire story on a slow down in high-performance computing quoted Horst Simon.

A Feb. 13 KQED video profiled the Lab’s Vi Rapp in a career spotlight.

A Feb. 12 Wall Street Journal story looked at efforts to continue research on running and health by Paul Williams.

On Feb. 11 NPR radio interviewed Shashi Buluswar, discussing the recent 50 Breakthroughs report for the developing world. Makezine.com also covered the report.

A Feb. 11 KCBS-AM radio story on Google’s effort to invest in wind power quoted Ryan Wiser. Wiser was also quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story that same day.

A Feb. 10 New York Times story featured the Lab’s new Cyclotron Road project led by Ilan Gur. Nature magazine and GigaOm also recently talked to him about efforts to innovate.

A February HPC Wire story profiled Katie Antypas as one of their People to Watch in 2015.

A February Philadelphia Inquirer story looked at third-hand smoke research led by Hugo Destaillats.



Monday, February 9, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Feb. 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.

The most recent issue of Innovation magazine includes a profile of the Lab’s Elsie Quaite-Randall.

A Feb. 9 Bloomberg story looked at funding challenges faced by a runner’s project and quoted Paul Williams. The San Francisco Chronicle ran a similar story.
A Feb. 8 Washington Post story on home devices that use energy quoted Alan Meier.

A Feb. 6 Gizmag story looked at work by Eli Yablonovitch showing the potential to replace lasers with LEDs. KurzweilAI and several others also featured the work.

A Feb. 5 IEEE Spectrum story highlighted work by Feng Wang on “valleytronics.”

A Feb. 5 San Francisco Business Journal story looked at the status of a planned campus in Richmond.

A Feb. 5 Washington Post story on research into the Gulf oil spill quoted Terry Hazen.

A Feb. 4 Newsweek opinion piece co-written by Jeff Greenblatt and Dev Millstein looked at the health benefits of addressing climate change.