Friday, February 26, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Feb. 21, 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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The latest edition of CNN’s The Great Big Story features the Advanced Light Source’s Nobu Tamura and his paleoart work.

A Feb. 26 Green Building Elements story looked at a paint-on window coating for energy efficient windows, work led by Raymond Weitekamp, Arman Shehabi, and Steve Selkowitz and first publicized in a lab news release.

A Feb. 25 Science News story looked at hints of a new neutrino from the Daya Bay experiment and quoted Kam-Biu Luk.

A Feb. 25 Science Today radio episode on a dark sky survey included an interview with David Schlegel.

A Feb. 25 Bakersfield Californian story on questions about a link between a recent quake and oil field injections quoted Bill Foxall.

A Feb. 25 Daily Cal story featured work led by Dominique Loque, Blake Simmons and Aymerick Eudes, on new ways to reduce the cost of biofuels. Green Car Congress, SciCasts.com and Biofuels News were some of the others covering their work which was based on a lab news release.

A Feb. 24 Reuters story on a new climate study of extreme weather quoted coauthor Michael Wehner. Stories on the report also appeared in Climate Central, National Geographic, GreenWire, ClimateWire, R&D magazine and numerous other outlets.

A Feb. 23 CNBC.com story on work from the Joint Genome Institute looked at research on animal gut fungi that could lead to cheaper biofuels. Forbes and The Tech Times also covered the research which was publicized by a JGI release.

A Feb. 23 Daily Cal story looked at NASA’s new WFIRST telescope project, noting the involvement of Saul Perlmutter, Alex Kim, and Greg Aldering. The story was based on a lab news release.

A story in the March issue of National Geographic on arctic thawing included data and an image from the work of Charles Koven.

A Feb. 23 Mother Nature Network story, based on a lab news release, highlighted an interactive galaxy survey and quoted David Schlegel.

A Feb. 23 Stuff You Should Know podcast spent several minutes looking at recent lab developments on artificial photosynthesis.  (43:10 mark)

A Feb. 21 Daily Cal story noted the Lab’s Michael Stadler was named a Presidential Early Career (PECASE) winner.