Friday, February 19, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Feb. 7-19, 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 Feb. 19 KQED story on a science and music project quoted Bill Collins who, with Andrew Jones, partners in The Climate Music Project.

A Feb. 18 Daily Cal story noted Paul Alivisatos receiving the Dan David prize.

A Feb. 18 Washington Post story on the energy footprint of the marijuana industry quoted Evan Mills.

A Feb. 18 hpcWire story noted new funding for a computing manufacturing partnership involving the lab. The Pleasanton Weekly also covered the announcement.

A Feb. 16 Radio Free Asia story on China’s energy efficiency efforts quoted David Fridley.

A Feb. 16 Eurasia Review story on training electrons with microwaves quoted Thomas Schenkel. Gizmag.com and the Daily Mail also covered the work, which was based on a lab news release.

A Feb. 16 KCBS-TV story on a visit by Energy Secretary Moniz to the Aliso Canyon gas leak in Southern California noted the lab’s involvement in helping cap the leak. On Feb. 18, the Lab’s Barry Freifeld appeared live on KNX-AM radio in Los Angeles talking about the leak.

A Feb. 15 audio story on Yale Climate Connections quoted Jeff Greenblatt in a story on his work on autonomous taxis.

A Feb. 15 Ars Technica story noted new findings from the Daya Bay neutrino experiment and quoted Kam-Biu Luk. A news briefing on the results, supported by lab Public Affairs and based on a lab news release, was held at the AAAS meeting in Washington, D.C. Feb. 13. The Guardian, Symmetry Magazine, Phys.Org and AAAS Science news were among many outlets that also covered the results.

Following a session on neutrinos at the AAAS meeting, the Lab’s Kam-Biu Luk joined his co-panelists in an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit.com, which was also reported on by AAAS News.

The latest issue of Innovation magazine looks at the Berkeley Lab Innovation Corps program and quotes Elsie Quaite-Randall and Robin Johnston.

A Feb. 12 Business Standard story featured work on a nanowire laser developed by Peidong Yang. The Daily Cal, NDTV, Financial Express, Xinhua News and others also covered the work, which was based on a lab news release.

A Feb. 9 Photonics.com story, based on a lab news release, looked at an improved camera to image astronomical objects and quoted Armin Karcher, who along with others at the lab, helped make the work possible.

A Feb. 9 Energy Manager Today story on renewable portfolio standards quoted report coauthor Ryan Wiser.

A Feb. 8 Daily Cal story on new findings into bacterial nano-compartments looked at work by Cheryl Kerfeld, work which first appeared in a lab news release.

A Feb. 8 CleanTechnica story on solar windows that were tested at FLEXLAB quoted Steve Selkowitz.

A Feb. 8 story in India’s The Statesman, based on a lab news release, looked at new results on graphene’s strength, work led by Rob Ritchie and Ashvini Shekhawat.

A recent issue of Air & Space noted that Saul Perlmutter will lead one of the science teams for the new WFIRST space telescope mission.