Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, 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. 

A Feb. 6 Toledo Blade story profiled new lab director, Michael Witherell.

A Feb. 5 Business Standard story looked at work on graphene’s toughness and quoted lead researcher Rob Ritchie. The work was also featured in a lab news release, New Kerala.com, Materials Gate in Germany, ChemEurope and others.

A Feb. 4 Photonics Online and PhysOrg.com story featured work on nanoscale chemical factories, work led by Cheryl Kerfeld and featured in a lab news release.

A Feb. 4 Solar Novus Today story looked at work on an efficient solar cell, quoting James Bullock.

A Feb. 4 San Francisco Chronicle story on quakes possibly caused by fracking noted the lab’s role in upcoming research in the area. The Associated Press, ThinkProgress and others also noted the lab’s research involvement.

A Feb. 3 San Francisco Business Times story on lab startup Unity Biotechnology, which looks at age-related diseases, quoted Judith Campisi.

A Feb. 2 ECN Magazine story, based on a lab news release, highlighted a new galaxy-hunting sky camera and quoted Armin Karcher, Steve Holland and Christopher Bebek.

A Feb. 1 New Scientist story on floods possibly caused by climate change quoted Mike Wehner.

A Feb. 1 Huffington Post story written by the lab’s David Bailey looked at scientific fraud.

A Feb. 1 Popular Mechanics story featured a sky survey led by the lab.

A Feb. 1 Photonics Online story featured new innovations in laser-plasma accelerators and quoted Wim Leemans, James Symons, Sven Steinke, Jeroen van Tilborg, and Carlo Benedetti. PhysOrg.com also ran a story based on a lab news release.

A Feb. 1 Appliance Design story on Aeroseal, developed at Berkeley Lab, noted its winning a product of the year award.

A Jan. 31 Philanthropy News Digest story noted a grant to the lab to advance accelerator technology and quoted Wim Leemans.

A Jan. 29 Huffington Post story on SimpleWater, a lab startup to help remove arsenic from drinking water, included a photo of Susan Amrose.

In a series of videos on ProudGreenBuilding.com, Max Sherman discusses building technologies and the future of HVAC.