Friday, April 24, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 19, 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.

An April 23 Forbes story on a supervoid in the cosmos quoted Greg Aldering.

An April 23 Symmetry magazine story on the CUORE experiment quoted Yury Kolomensky.

An April 22 insideHPC story noted NERSC’s agreement with Cray to install computers into the new CRT facility. HPC Wire also covered the announcement.

An April 21 JAMA story covered LIGTT’s 50 Breakthroughs report for the developing world.

An April 20 Huffington Post story featured a significant advance in artificial photosynthesis, work led by Peidong Yang. His work was extensively covered, including by Economic Times, China’s Xinhua News Agency, the ANI News Agency, Gizmodo and others.

An April 20 story in The Street featured research led by Sam Saxena showing electric vehicle batteries may last longer than previously thought.

The most recent issue of National Geographic magazine quoted Michael Wehner on extreme weather.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/150411-pictures-weather-storm-climate-change-hurricane-tornado-lightning/

HPCWire recently featured a talk by Katie Antypas on the future of supercomputers for scientific research.
http://www.hpcwire.com/2015/04/17/application-readiness-in-full-swing-at-doe-labs-cori/



Monday, April 20, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 12, 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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An April 17 Nature World News story featured a significant advance in artificial photosynthesis, work led by Peidong Yang. His work was extensively covered, including by the Business Standard, International Business Times, Sci-News, TechTimes and many others.

An April 17 Yahoo News story on the finding of a radioactive sunken aircraft carrier off the California coast quoted Kai Vetter. The San Francisco Chronicle ran a similar story.

An April 16 TIME magazine story on a list of their 100 Most Influential people included Jennifer Doudna in the Pioneers category for her work on a gene editing technique.

An April 16 San Francisco Chronicle story on finding alien life quoted Joint Genome Institute’s Eddy Rubin.

An April 16 R&D.com feature highlighted the development of an electrolyte genome led by Kristin Persson.

An April 15 ScienceBlog.com story highlighted work on a new way to test cool roofing performance, work led by Ronnen Levinson. R&D.com, Buildings.com, ScienceNewsline and others included reports of the work.

An April 13 IEEE Spectrum story featured research led by Sam Saxena showing electric vehicle batteries may last longer than previously thought. Car Connection and FierceEnergy.com also ran stories.

An April 13 Bloomberg story on the race to build a better battery quoted Venkat Srinivasan. He was also quoted in an April 10 Australian Business Review story on Google’s efforts to build a better battery.

An April 13 San Francisco Chronicle story noted Graham Fleming’s departure from a position on campus. The Daily Cal also reported the news.

An April 13 Daily Cal story noted the lab’s involvement in the restart of the Large Hadron Collider.

An April 11 TechieNews story looked at findings from the CUORE collaboration and quoted Yury Kolomensky. Space Daily ran a similar story.

The latest issue of Innovation magazine includes a Q&A with battery researcher Gao Liu.


Friday, April 10, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 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.
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An April 10 Wall Street Journal story on Google’s efforts to improve batteries quoted Venkat Srinivasan.

An April 10 China Daily story on restrictions of technology exports to China quoted Horst Simon. Simon was also quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Daily Telegraph and China Digital Times.

An April 10 GizModo photo essay on picturesque science labs included an image from the Advanced Light Source.

An April 10 Davis Enterprise story profiled Rachel Woods-Robinson and her effort to ride a bike cross-country to raise awareness of science.

An April 9 R&D.com feature on an ultra cold neutrino experiment quoted Yury Kolomensky.

An April 8 R&D.com feature highlighted work on a possible new RNA engineering tool by Jennifer Doudna and Eva Nogales.

An April 7 R&D.com feature looked at the largest database of elastic properties, work led by Kristin Persson.

An April 6 Times of India story highlighted work by Robert Ritchie showing how skin resists tearing.

An April 6 Green Car Reports story featured work by Sam Saxena and Jason MacDonald showing how electric car batteries may last longer than previously thought. ECT and GizModo also covered the findings.

An April 1 Archaeology News Network looked at work by Jill Banfield and the Joint Genome Institute on new insights into longer DNA fragments.


Friday, April 3, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 28, 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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An April 3 E&E News story on the effects of climate change on California quoted Jeff Greenblatt.

An April 3 InsideHPC story noted that Ann Almgren and Esmond Ng had been named as Fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

An April 3 LiveScience opinion piece highlighted findings from the Lab’s Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies’ 50 Breakthroughs report.

An April 2 ClimateWire story looked at the announcement of NGEE-Tropics, a project to be led by Jeff Chambers. Nature, R&D, Smithsonian, and others also covered the announcement.

An April 1 InsideHPC story noted NERSC’s involvement in the “Big Neuron” effort. Medical Express, Nature, and others also covered the announcement.

On April 1 R&D.com featured work led by Rob Ritchie showing how skin can resist tearing. The Daily Mail, Lab Manager and EIN News also covered his work.

A March 31 story in The Scientist included coverage of a novel bacterial phylum reported during JGI’s annual meeting.
 http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/42569/title/Hiding-in-Plain-Sight/

A March 31 CleanTechnica story highlighted work led by Sam Saxena showing EV battery life may be longer than expected. Several other outlets also covered his findings.

A March 28 Contra Costa Times story looked at work on better understanding earthquakes, quoting Martin Kunz and including a photograph with Nobu Tamura.