Friday, October 30, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Oct. 25, 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 Oct. 30 San Francisco Business Times story looked at efforts to fight climate change and quoted Bill Collins.

An Oct. 30 GreenBiz opinion piece written by Venkat Srinivasan looked at the latest efforts to create a better battery.

An Oct. 29 GeekWire story on lithium-air batteries cited a recent study led by Alpesh Khushalchand Shukla and Colin Ophus. The story was based on a lab news release and was also covered by Nanowerk and Phys.org.

An Oct. 29 AFP News story quoted Eoin Brodie on a new effort to create a unified microbiome study. Yahoo News, Japan Times and others also quoted him in similar stories. The effort was highlighted in a lab news release.

An Oct. 29 Nature news story on flow batteries quoted Adam Weber, citing some of his research. His research was also highlighted in a recent lab news release.

And another Oct. 29 Nature news story quoted Mary Ann Piette on energy storage challenges.

An Oct. 29 GreenTechMedia story looked at the latest on the western power grid from a study by Andrew Mills and Joachim Seel.

An Oct. 28 R&D magazine feature looked at new efforts led by Jeffrey Long to use MOFs to create better natural gas vehicles. A lab-created news release was the basis of the story.

An Oct. 27 Today I Found Out video looked at the origins of duck/duct tape and noted the Lab’s role in its naming.

An Oct. 27 Washington Post story on indoor air pollution and cognition quoted Bill Fisk, who was also cited in a ClimateProgress story.

An Oct. 26 Chemical and Engineering News cover story on JBEI included numerous researchers including Jay Keasling, Jennifer Mortimer, Nathan Hilson, Blake Simmons, Steve Singer, Harry Beller, Taek Soon Lee, Leonard Katz, and Paul Adams.

An Oct. 26 Daily Cal story highlighted work by Fan Yang and Junqiao Wu on the use of black phosphorous as a semiconductor, work first seen in a lab news release.

An Oct. 26 IEEE Spectrum story on turning CO2 into fuel quoted Alexis Bell and work from JCAP.

An Oct. 26 Detroit Free Press story on ways to save energy around the home quoted Alan Meier.

An Oct. 26 Wall Street Journal story on making indoor spaces more healthy quoted Mark Mendell.

An Oct. 25 KQED-FM story highlighted work by Carl Haber to help recover sounds of Native American tribes.

An Oct. 25 Daily Cal story noted former Lab director Charles Shanks’ receiving the Fermi Award.

An Oct. 25 ANI News story featured work on a 2D laser led by Xiang Zhang and which appeared originally in a lab news release.

An Oct. 23 AAAS News story looked at three current lab-affiliated female researchers given L’Oreal Women In Science Fellowships.
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An Oct. 20 EnergyWire story on microgrids for remote cities quoted Peter Larsen.



Friday, October 23, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Oct. 18, 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 Oct. 23 US News & World Report story featured three current lab-affiliated women who received L’Oreal Women In Science Fellowships, Sarah Richardson, Ming Yi and Claire Robertson. Sarah Ballard, another winner, conducted research at Berkeley Lab as an undergraduate.

An Oct. 22 Gizmag story featured work on a 2D laser led by Xiang Zhang. The story was based on a lab news release.

On Oct. 22 R&D.com featured a piece, based on a lab news release, on an effort to build a total body scanner, work co-led by Bill Moses.

An Oct. 21 Forbes story looked at the high energy use of gaming computers based on research led by Evan Mills. His work was originally reported on in a lab news release.

An Oct. 21 story on TakePart looked at the location of solar facilities and quoted Rebecca Hernandez.

An Oct. 20 IEEE Spectrum story looked at the potential of black phosphorous as a semiconductor, work led by Junqiao Wu. The story was based on a lab news release.

An Oct. 20 San Diego Union-Tribune story on the closing of a solar manufacturing plant in San Diego quoted Joachim Seel.

A recent story in The Economist looked at the potential increase in emissions in India and cited a recent Berkeley Lab report.


Friday, October 16, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Oct. 11, 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 Oct. 15 San Francisco Chronicle story and photographs looked at work at the 88” cyclotron and quoted Michael Johnson. The story followed a recent lab news release.

An Oct. 15 R&D magazine story, based on a lab feature, noted Berkeley Lab’s role in this year’s Nobel Prize for physics and mentioned Kevin Lesko and Alan Poon.

An Oct. 14 Science Friday/NPR story on dark matter research quoted Yonit Hochberg.

An Oct. 13 story in The Advocate on science outreach by the lab mentioned Colette Flood, Robin Lopez, Brett Helms, and Sherwin Mendoza.

An Oct. 13 HPCWire story noted an award given to Kathy Yelick. InsideHPC ran a similar story on the honor.

An October issue of The Scientist quoted Supratim Mukherjee on contamination in published genomes.

An Oct. 13 Elle Magazine story on this year’s winners of the L’Oreal Women in Science Fellowships—three of five of which are affiliated with the lab—profiled Sarah Richardson, Claire Robertson and Ming Yi.

An Oct. 12 KPIX-TV story on sensors for air pollution included an interview with Lara Gundel.


Monday, October 12, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Oct. 4-9, 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 Oct. 9 Los Alamos Daily Post story featured research on permafrost and climate impact led by Charles Koven. The Alaska Dispatch News and Daily Cal also ran stories on the work.

An Oct. 8 RedOrbit story on neutrino research at the Sanford Underground Research Facility quoted Alan Poon.

An Oct. 8 Jerusalem Post story noted a prize given to Jay Keasling.

An Oct. 7 Symmetry story on neutrino research at Daya Bay quoted Dan Dwyer.

An October 7 Nature news opinion piece co-written by Saul Perlmutter encouraged blind analysis on research projects.

An Oct. 6 Daily Cal story looked at an air pollution detection effort led by Tom Kirchstetter.

An Oct. 6 Huffington Post story looked at work led by Peidong Yang into artificial photosynthesis.

An Oct. 5 Forbes story on the drop in solar prices noted a new report led by Mark BolingerUtility Dive, Mother Earth News and others also covered the new report.

An Oct. 5 Washington Examiner story noted the lab’s involvement in a new coalition called CERC-WET, led by Ashok Gadgil. The Chinese World Journal and Orange County Business Journal also covered the collaboration

An Oct. 2 CNBC story looked at the creation of an “invisibility cloak” led by Xiang Zhang.



Friday, October 2, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Sept. 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. 
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An Oct. 2 National Geographic story noted a new report showing solar energy price drops and quoted lead author Mark Bolinger. The report first appeared in a lab news release and was also covered by GreenTechMedia, R&D magazine, Fierce Energy, Business Spectator and many others.

On Oct. 2 GreenTechMedia ran a piece written by the Lab’s Ilan Gur and Sebastien Lounis on Cyclotron Road as an incubator for technology.

An Oct.1 KGO-TV story looked at pollution research by Thomas Kirchstetter and Chelsea Preble. The story came after a lab news release brought attention to the project.

An Oct. 1 San Francisco Business Times story looked at the new Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience, which includes Berkeley Lab as a partner.

An Oct. 1 Wall Street Journal story on the future of autonomous cars included mention of work led by Jeff Greenblatt and Sam Saxena on autonomous taxis. Their work was first reported in a lab news release earlier this year.

An Oct. 1 Chemical Engineering story looked at research on ionic liquids led by Blake Simmons, and mentioning the Joint BioEnergy Institute and the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit.

A Sept. 30 China Daily story covered Peidong Yang’s MacArthur Fellow award.

A Sept. 29 Desert Sun story on challenges to rooftop solar installations quoted Andrew Satchwell.

A Sept. 28 Triple Pundit story on Google pollution sensors noted that some of the research was done at Berkeley Lab, led by Lara Gundel.

A Sept. 28 Fortune magazine story looked at one of the success stories coming from the lab’s Cyclotron Road incubator effort.

A Sept. 28 EE Times story featured work on a 2D atomic thin semiconductor led by Peidong Yang. CleanTechnica also covered the work. The story appeared after a lab news release on the research.

The fall issue of HP Matter includes two stories mentioning Berkeley Lab research. One focuses on work supported by ARPA-E, including a biofuels project led by Harry Beller, and a second story on lithium-ion batteries and connectivity to the grid, quoting Sam Saxena.

The latest issue of Discover magazine includes a look into the history, and future, of accelerators and mentions Ernest Lawrence, Wim Leemans and Hitoshi Murayama.
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A Sept. 28 Daily Cal story looked at a new drought study involving the Joint Genome Institute’s Chia-Lin Wei and Devin Coleman-Derr.

A Sept. 26 Bakersfield Californian story on California efforts to reduce gasoline usage quoted Jeffrey Greenblatt.