Friday, November 20, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Nov. 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.
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A Nov. 20 Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News story featured research on a novel nanocarrier for brain cancer therapy, work led by Ting Xu and which appeared in a recent lab news release.

A Nov. 20 IEEE Spectrum story on novel ways to cool computer chips quoted Ravi Prasher and Frank Ogletree.

A Nov. 17 San Jose Mercury News story highlighted the recent opening of Wang Hall and quoted Lab Director Paul Alivisatos. KQED, GCN.com, ExecutiveGov.com and Patch also covered the story. A lab news release announced the building’s opening last week.

A Nov. 17 Washington Post story on leasing solar panels noted a recent lab study showing how PVs add value to homes.

A Nov. 17 Discovery News story on stellar spirals hiding exoplanets quoted Ruobing Dong, who conducted recent research in this area.

A Nov. 17 Wall Street Journal story on the Top 500 List of fastest supercomputers quoted Horst Simon. Simon and Erich Strohmaier are co-authors of the Top 500 list. Popular Science, Fortune, PCMag, Time magazine and many others also covered the list’s release.

A Nov. 15 Daily Cal story on the value that solar panels add to a home’s price quoted Ben Hoen, a co-author on a recent study showing those results, work covered by a recent lab news release.

A Nov. 11 Yellowstone Insider story highlighted work by lab startup, CinderBIO, led by Jill Fuss and Steve Yannone. Their work involves the use of Yellowstone National Park extremophiles and was also covered by NewWest.net and Phys.org. Their work first appeared in a lab news release.



Friday, November 13, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Nov. 08, 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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Several news outlets covered the Nov. 12 opening of Shyh Wang Hall. Attending the dedication event were KGO-TV Channel 7, KGO-AM radio, Daily Cal, World Journal, Berkeleyside.com and Sing Tao Daily. Also covering the story were KQED-FM, the San Francisco Business Times, HPCWire and Bay City News among others.
SingTao Daily: http://bit.ly/1PGjEex

A Nov. 12 SmartGrid News story highlighted a new report led by Ben Hoen showing a premium for homes with solar panels. PV Solar Report, Green Optimistic, GreenTechMedia, Consumer Affairs, and Solar Industry magazine also covered the new report. The story was based on a recent lab news release.

A Nov. 12 KQED Quest video looked at the Bay Area’s role in the development of particle accelerators and included interviews with Michael Barnett and Larry Phair.

A Nov. 12 Los Alamos Daily Post story looked at a new collaboration—which includes Berkeley Lab— to develop future supercomputers and quoted NERSC Director Sudip Dosanjh. HPCWire also covered the collaboration.

A Nov. 12 Genetic Engineering and Biotechnolgy News story featured work led by Antoine Snijders and Jian-Hua Mao identifying genetic factors that link body weight to neurological disorders. The Daily Cal also covered the research, which was first reported in a lab news release.

A Nov. 10 Yahoo News story noted that several lab-affiliated neutrino projects received one of this year’s Breakthrough Prize. One of those accepting the award on behalf of the projects was Kam-Biu Luk. Numerous newspapers and news outlets covered the announcement.

A Nov. 9 Forbes story profiled cancer researcher Claire Robertson and also quoted her mentor, Mina Bissell.

A Nov. 9 Fierce.com story noted the lab’s involvement in the development of a full-body PET scanner. Bill Moses leads the Lab’s effort and his role is more fully explained in this lab news release.

A Nov. 9 Engineering & Technology magazine story on efforts to develop artificial photosynthesis quoted Peidong Yang.

A Nov. 9 Daily Cal story looked at new efforts to measure the expansion of the universe and quoted Greg Aldering. The story was based on a lab news release.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Nov. 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. 
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A Nov. 6 CleanTechnica story looked at new members joining the energy storage initiative CalCharge and quoted Venkat Srinivasan.

A Nov. 5 Toronto Star story on a library-led alternative-reality game quoted participant Eli Goodfriend.

A Nov. 5 CleanTechnica story highlighted the latest report on utility scale solar led by Jo Seel and Mark Bolinger.

A Nov. 5 Sierra magazine story on three ways to reduce carbon emissions quoted Thomas McDonald, who is using MOFs to capture CO2. The story was based on an earlier lab news release.

A Nov. 5 Astronomy story, based on a lab news release, looked at a better way to measure cosmological distances, work led by Greg Aldering, Hannah Fakhouri, Rollin Thomas, Kyle Boone, and Saul Perlmutter.

A Nov. 5 GreenCarCongress story from the recently held Bay Area Battery Summit offered an update on the lab-involved Joint Center for Energy Storage Research.

A Nov. 5 Desktop Engineering story looked at the Electrolyte Genome effort led by Kristin Persson and Gerbrand Ceder. The story also included a video, which includes many more lab researchers. The Lab’s Public Affairs office coordinated production of the video, which was based on an earlier lab news release.

A Nov. 4 NPR All Things Considered story on antimatter included an interview with Joel Fajans and mention of the STAR collaboration, which includes Lab researchers.

A Nov. 3 Daily Cal story on a call for a unified microbiome initiative quoted Eoin Brodie and Mary Maxon. The story resulted from a lab news release.

A Nov. 2 R&D magazine story highlighted research on a possible new way to detect new planets and quoted coauthor Ruobing Dong. BoingBoing.net, TechTimes, and ANI News were some of the many that also covered the work.

A Nov. 2 Daily Cal story looked at new insights into batteries and quoted Gerbrand Ceder, Alpesh Shukla, and Guoying Chen, work seen in a lab news release.

A Nov. 1 Christian Science Monitor story on a new study showing surprising possibilities in black holes quoted Raphael Bousso.

An Oct. 31 Ars Technica story on the link between stale indoor air and cognitive function quoted Bill Fisk. The Daily Mirror ran a similar story. This area of research has been extensively covered in numerous lab news releases over the years.