Friday, March 27, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 22, 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 announcement this week that Lab Director Paul Alivisatos would be stepping down appeared in the Contra Costa Times, San Francisco Business Times and Daily Cal.

An April issue of Architectural Lighting magazine included a Q&A with Steve Selkowitz.

On March 25 R&D.com featured a new discovery of how the brain and central nervous system may develop, work led by Ehud Isacoff.

A March 24 Ars Technica story looked at the implications of a public release of license plate scans and quotes Howard Matis.

A March 23 Radio Free Asia story on China’s challenges to becoming more energy efficient quoted David Fridley.

A March 23 GreenBiz story on ways the government can help emerging technologies cites work by the Lab’s Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies.

A March Newsweek magazine story on the promises, and perils, of synthetic biology, quoted Jay Keasling.

A March 20 National Geographic feature on small animals included the smallest bacteria ever seen, work led by Jill Banfield.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 15, 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 March 19 International Business Times story featured new research on the role of permafrost in climate change, work led by Charles Koven.

A March 19 New York Times story looked at caution urged by a group of biologists, including Jennifer Doudna, of a genome-editing technique, a technique co-developed by Doudna.

A March 18 Radiation Therapy News story highlighted work on the risks of low-dose radiation led by Jian-Hua Mao. DOTMed ran a similar story.

A March 18 National Journal story on renewable portfolio standards quoted Galen Barbose.

A March 17 Symmetry story on the best measurement to date of the Higgs particle quoted Beate Heinemann.

On March 17 R&D.com ran a feature on work led by Jeffrey Long showing a better way to capture carbon using MOFs.

A March 17 Breaking Energy story on top energy innovations included the Lab’s work on smart windows.

A March 16 Washington Post story on standby energy quoted Alan Meier.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 8, 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 March 12 Science magazine story on California’s thinning fog quoted Travis O’Brien.

A March 12 International Business Times story highlighted work led by Jeff Long on the creation of a new way to capture carbon.

A March 11 Times of India story on the use of air quality data in India quoted Josh Apte.

A March 11 Eco-Business.com story looked at work by the Lab’s Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies and its 50 Breakthroughs report.

On March 11 R&D.com ran a story on research co-led by Jian-Hua Mao showing new clues about the risk of cancer from low-dose radiation. Spire Healthcare and NewsMedical.net also covered the work.
A March 7 USA Today story included work led by Jill Banfield showing what may be the smallest bacteria ever seen. Slate and BuzzFeed also covered the findings.

The March/April edition of  Home Energy magazine includes a Q&A with Vi Rapp and her work on combustion and air quality.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 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.

A March 5 National Geographic story highlighted work led by Dan Feldman and Bill Collins showing new observations in climate change. Latin Post also covered the work.

A March 5 China Daily story on a new report on China-California energy efforts quoted Lynn Price.

A March 3 Washington Post story looked at work led by Jill Banfield showing what could be the tiniest organism on earth. The work was widely covered including by Smithsonian magazine, Popular Mechanics, Gizmodo, UPI News, Huffington Post and Fox News among many others.

A March 4 E&E EnergyWire story on challenges to lighting building interiors quoted Steve Selkowitz.

A March 4 MoMA New York exhibit announcement on new acquisitions noted the Lab’s involvement in the proper description of the power symbol. (4th graph)

A March 3 Symmetry on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope camera quoted Alex Kim.

A Feb. 28 IEEE Spectrum story profiled Ashok Gadgil.