Friday, September 25, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Sept. 20, 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 Sept. 25 International Business Times story noted how scientists have determined the 3D position of individual atoms and quoted Peter Ercius. The Los Alamos Daily Post and EnGadget were some of the others covering the research.

A Sept. 24 Technology Review story featured work by Chris Chang and Omar Yaghi showing new uses for captured CO2. Their work first appeared in a lab news release.

A Sept. 24 insideHPC story highlighted a new video of the electrolyte genome project led by the lab. The video includes interviews with Kristin Persson, Brett Helms, Vince Battaglia, Anubhav Jain, and Nav Nidhi Rajput. HPCWire also ran a story on the video. The video was made possible through coordination with the Lab’s Public Affairs office.

A Sept. 23 EE Times story featured work led by Xiang Zhang on an “invisibility cloak.” NBC Bay Area, Daily Cal and the Philadelphia Inquirer were some of the others covering the work, which resulted from a lab news release.

A Sept. 22 Bio Fuels Digest story noted the Joint Genome Institute’s role in sequencing barley to help boost fuel and food yields.

A Sept. 21 Astronomy feature, originally from a lab news release, noted new developments in the lab-led Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument project and quoted Michael Levi, David Schlegel and Natalie Roe. The Arizona Daily Star and Tech Times also covered the developments.



Friday, September 18, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Sept. 13, 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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A Sept. 17 Washington Post story featured work led by Xiang Zhang showing the ability to create an invisibility cloak. His work was widely covered including by the Los Angeles Times, Wired, Reuters, NBC News, CNN, CNET, Yahoo News, The Economic Times, Japan Times, New York Post, The Independent, Discovery News, AFP, BBC News, Xinhua News and dozens of other outlets. Much of the news coverage was the result of a news release written by lab public affairs.

A Sept. 17 Energy Manager Today story highlighted the recent opening of the Solar Energy Research Center, Chu Hall.

A Sept. 16 MSNBC story noted several new climate agreements between the US and China, including one involving FLEXLAB. The lab was also a partner in other agreements as outlined in a White House notice, including the California-China Urban Climate Collaborative. The Lab’s efforts, led by Lynn Price, were covered in a lab news story.

A Sept. 14 KQED-FM story on the challenges of expanding wind power quoted Ryan Wiser.

A Sept. 13 Forbes story on neutrino research noted findings from the Daya Bay facility. Space Daily also covered the story and quoted Kam-Biu Luk, Hin-Lok Henoch Wong and Yasuhiro Nakajima. The stories were a result of a recent lab news release.

A Sept. 10 Quartz story on self-driving cars quoted Jeff Greenblatt and cited a recent report he co-authored. His work was also featured in a recent lab news release.


Friday, September 11, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Sept. 6, 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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A Sept. 11 National Geographic story on sea rise from climate change quoted Dan Martin. The story came on the heels of a recent lab news release.

A Sept. 11 CNET story looked at a new way to visualize the Earth’s interior, work made possible by NERSC computers. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser also covered the work.

A Sept. 10 EnergyWire story on entrepreneurial efforts from national labs noted Berkeley Lab’s Cyclotron Road effort and quoted Ilan Gur and Ramamoorthy Ramesh.

A Sept. 10 Utility Dive story on PV prices quoted Galen Barbose and cited a recent study he coauthored.

A Sept. 9 Scientific American story on unpredictable behavior of particles quoted Zoltan Ligeti. Ligeti was also quoted in Live Science and RedOrbit stories.

A Sept. 9 R&D magazine story featured lab startup PolyPlus.

A Sept. 7 Forbes story featured work by Evan Mills showing the high energy use of gaming computers. EETimes,TriplePundit, and FierceEnergy were among the many covering the research.  News coverage was prompted by a lab news release.

A recent episode of the Verge of Discovery podcast featured Jeff Greenblatt and his work on autonomous taxis, which was originally written about in a lab produced news release.

A recent ChemEurope story highlighted a new understanding of actinides, work done by Rebecca Abergel. The story was the result of a news release written by lab public affairs.

A recent Forbes story looked at the purchase by Bosch of lab startup, SEEO.





Friday, September 4, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 30, 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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A Sept. 4 Utility Dive story highlighted a report on electricity reliability and quoted coauthor Peter Larsen.

A Sept. 4 Newsweek story looked at work by Evan Mills showing the high cost of gaming computers. His work was widely covered by Yahoo News, CleanTechnica, Slate, Vice.com, Wired, Digital Trends, Grist, and PC Gamer among others. The news coverage was the result of a news release produced by Lab Public Affairs.

A Sept. 3 R&D.com feature, based on a lab news release, looked at work led by Sylvain Costes who developed a way to time-lapse the repair of cells.

A Sept. 3 San Francisco Chronicle story looked at the recent helicopter flyovers gathering information on background radiation, work being led by Kai Vetter and Brian Quiter. KPIX CBS TV, KTVU FOX TV, KNTV NBC TV, KGO ABC TV, and Berkeleyside.com also covered the research project.

A Sept. 3 Wired magazine story on bacteria-killing viruses quoted Joint Genome Institute’s Tanja Woyke and Nikos Kyrpides.

A Sept. 3 piece on Move Forward written by Jeff Greenblatt looked at the transportation challenges of space travel.

A Sept. 3 R&D.com feature looked at nanoscale defects, work led by Michael Crommie and Jairo Velasco Jr. The story was based on a lab news release.

A Sept. 2 Daily Mail story looked at the first 3D CT scans showing the Earth’s interior, work made possible by NERSC computers.

A Sept. 2 Christian Science Monitor story on a future of increasing droughts and heat waves quoted Michael Wehner.

A Sept. 1 story in The Scientist quoted the Joint Genome Institute’s Nikos Kyrpides on the benefits of next-generation sequencing.

An August 31 Public Radio International story looked at work on artificial photosynthesis by Chris Chang, Michelle Chang and Peidong Yang.