Friday, January 8, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 4, 2016

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 Jan. 7 Bloomberg News story covered a new report led by Ryan Wiser, Galen Barbose and others showing benefits to state renewable portfolio standards. EE News, SmartGrid News, GreenTech Media, Solar Industry magazine and many others also covered the report.

A Jan. 7 California magazine story on elements on the periodic table discovered by lab and UC Berkeley scientists quoted Barbara Jacak.

A Jan. 6 New Scientist story on understanding the impacts of climate change quoted Michael Wehner.

A Jan. 5 Monterey Herald story noted that lab supercomputers would be used to test a new desalination well.

A Jan. 5 MIT News story noted an honor given to ALS user Kelsey Stoerzinger.

A Jan. 4 Forbes story on its “30 Under 30” in the energy sector included Marcus Lehman and Nicholas Flanders. Their nomination was facilitated by lab Public Affairs.

A Jan. 4 UPI News story highlighted work led by Peidong Yang, who is working on “training” bacteria for photosynthesis. CleanTechnica and R&D magazine also covered his work, based on a lab news release.

A Jan. 4 San Francisco Chronicle architecture review looked at the new Shyh Wang Hall.

Recently, Ambika Bumb, a Molecular Foundry user, wrote in a TechCrunch piece about the benefits of federally funded research and user facilities such as the Foundry.