Friday, August 28, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 23, 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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The latest issue of California magazine looks at technology by Carl Haber to help recover audio from turn-of-the century Native Americans.

An August 28 Wall Street Journal story on smart windows noted the work done at Berkeley Lab by Delia Milliron.

An August 28 Christian Science Monitor story on non-reproducible experiments quoted Mina Bissell.

An August 27 Orange County Register story on a proposed desalination plant quoted Larry Dale.

An August 27 R&D.com feature, based on a lab news release, focused on work by Christopher Chang and Omar Yaghi turning carbon dioxide into something useful.

An August 26 Engineering & Technology magazine story looked at work by Peidong Yang, Chris Chang and Michelle Chang on a hybrid artificial photosynthesis system. Gizmag ran a similar story based on a Berkeley Lab news release.

An August 26 Climate Wire story on a hearing on fracking quoted testimony from William Stringfellow. Capital Radio also covered the hearing and his testimony.

An August 26 io9 story featured work led by Rebecca Abergel on actinides. The story was the result of a news release written by Lab Public Affairs.

An August 25 Climate Wire story highlighted a report by Peter Larsen, Joe Eto, and Kristina Hamachi LaCommare assessing changes in electricity reliability. The Weather Channel, Gizmodo, CleanTechnica, Fierce Energy and GreenCarCongress also covered the report.

An August 24 Climate Wire story on how to sell 2- and 3-wheeled electric vehicles quoted Anand Gopal.



Friday, August 21, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 16, 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 August 21 Wall Street Journal story updated the audio restoration work of Carl Haber. (subscription may be required)

An August 21 Washington Post story looked at efforts to measure shrinking in West Antarctica, work coauthored by Dan Martin. The Weather Network and ClimateWire also covered the story.

An August 21 story in The Platform highlighted how a team from the Joint Genome Institute used NERSC supercomputers to decrease the time to assemble the human genome.

An August 20 Yahoo News story on the search for dark energy and dark matter quoted Holger Müller. MSN and Space.com ran similar stories.

An August 20 Utility Dive story featured a recent report on wind energy by Ryan Wiser and Mark Bolinger. The story was based on a lab news release.

An August 20 Yahoo Finance story looked at common myths on home heating and quoted Max Sherman. The Brisbane Courier Mail ran a similar story.

An August 19 ChemEurope story covered a major innovation in molecular imaging by Ke Xu. Their story was based on a news release written by lab Public Affairs.

An August 19 opinion piece written by Jeff Greenblatt on MoveForward.com looked at autonomous taxis.

An August 18 Architectural Lighting Report story on the future of lighting controls quoted Steve Selkowitz and Eleanor Lee, and mentioned FLEXLAB.

An August 17 CleanTechnica story, based on a lab news release, featured work with a campanile probe led by Jim Schuck. The Engineer ran a similar story.

An August 17 Chemical & Engineering News story highlighted work led by Rebecca Abergel showing new insights into actinides.

An August 17 R&D magazine story on solar prices included a recent report led by Galen Barbose. Yale360 ran a similar story mentioning the report.




Friday, August 14, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 09, 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 August 14 ClimateWire news story highlighted a new report on solar costs led by Galen BarboseUPI, CleanTechnica, Renewable Energy Magazine, PV-Magazine and Utility Dive were among the many other outlets that also covered the report’s release.

An August 13 National Geographic story cited a new wind report led by Ryan Wiser and Mark Bolinger. The report also received coverage from the Washington Post, Houston Public Radio, ClimateWire, UPI, Consumer Affairs, Renewable Energy Magazine, GreenTechMedia, UtilityDive, and many others.

An Aug. 13 R&D.com feature, based on a news release written by lab Public Affairs, looked at new findings from the IceCube project, citing Spencer Klein and Gary BinderDailyGalaxy also covered the story.

An August 9 Daily Cal story looked at a new data-sharing effort, the Pacific Research Platform, and quoted Eli Dart and Jon Bashor.

An August 9 San Francisco Chronicle story on California’s efforts to cut gasoline use quoted Jeff Greenblatt.

An August Innovation Toronto story looked at Lab-startup Optokey. The story was based on a feature story originally written by lab Public Affairs.




Friday, August 7, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, July 19-Aug. 7, 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 Aug. 7 Inside HPC story on measuring supercomputer speeds quoted Horst Simon.

An Aug. 7 Berkeleyside.com story looked at a new book on Ernest Lawrence and the early history of Berkeley Lab.

An Aug. 6 Bloomberg story on China’s urban planning quoted Nan Zhou.

An Aug. 6 Daily Cal story looked at work led by Eva Nogales on the dynamics of microtubules. The story was based on a lab news release.

An Aug 6 Poughkeepsie Journal story on indoor air quality quoted Max Sherman.

An Aug. 5 Popular Science story highlighted research on a coffee beetle led by Javier Ceja-Navarro and Eoin Brodie. The work was also covered by Telemundo news. An embedded video in the PopSci story was created by the Lab’s Public Affairs department.

An Aug. 4 CalMatters story on cutting California gas use quoted Jeff Greenblatt.

An Aug. 4 HPC Wire story noted the creation of the Pacific Research Platform involving the Lab and quoting ESnet Director Greg Bell. Reuters also covered the announcement.

An Aug. 3 Nature World News story covered new developments on a rice blight, work led by JBEI’s Pamela Ronald.

An Aug.3 GizMag story, based on a lab news release, featured research on a single-molecule diode led by Jeff Neaton and Zhenfei Liu.

A July 31 Wired story on Google’s use of  “sniffers” for pollution noted the Lab’s involvement, led by Lara Gundel. Fortune and Information Week also covered the project.

A July 30 column in The Guardian written by Evan Mills looked at the benefits of LED and solar technology in developing countries.

A July 30 Science magazine story on a White House announcement to build an exascale computer quoted Horst Simon. He was also mentioned on New York Times.com and The Platform on the same topic.

A July 29 Nature story on miniature organs quoted Mina Bissell.

A July 28 R&D.com feature looked at short wavelength plasmons research led by Feng Wang. The story was based on a news release written by lab Public Affairs.

A July 27 Vox story on residential solar cited a report by Naim Darghouth, Ryan Wiser, Galen Barbose and Andrew Mills.

A July 27 KQED Science story on efforts to create an artificial leaf quoted Chris Chang and mentioned colleagues Peidong Yang and Michelle Chang. The interview was coordinated by lab Public Affairs.

A July 27 Fortune magazine story on silicon battery materials quoted Gao Liu.

A July 26 Denver Post story on solar PV quoted Galen Barbose.

A July 24 EE Times story looked at nanoparticle imaging using graphene, work led by Peter Ercius and Paul Alivisatos. The story resulted from a lab news release.

A July 24 Boston Globe story on green improvements that increase home values quoted Ben Hoen.

A July 21 New York Times story looked at questions about cellphone radiation and quoted Bob Cahn.

A July 21 Quartz.com story on Elon Musk’s latest Tesla announcement quoted Venkat Srinivasan.

A July 21 Sydney Morning Herald column on Moore’s Law was co-written by David Bailey.

A July 21 ClimateWire story looked at research led by Evan Mills showing how gaming computers use large amounts of power.