Friday, May 27, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 22, 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 May 26 Maine Public Broadcasting story on that state’s high cost of energy quoted Galen Barbose citing a recent Lab report.

A May 26 Climate Central story on increased heat waves in Africa quoted Michael Wehner. Scientific American also ran the story.

A May 26 Washington Post story on rooftop solar cited a recent Lab study.

A May 26 Phys.Org story noted the success of a new accelerator built by Berkeley Lab for Fermilab and quoted Derun Li and Wim Leemans.

A May 25 Nature commentary, written by Spencer Klein, looked at the need for next-generation neutrino experiments.

A May 25 Fresno Bee story highlighted a new Lab effort focusing on water and energy and quoted Peter Nico. The Modesto Bee, CleanTechnica, The CA Almond Board, AgNetWest and others also covered the new effort which was publicized via a Lab news release.

A May 25 Biofuels Digest story on the challenges to commercializing biological products quoted Jay Keasling. Keasling was also a part of a May 20 San Francisco Business Times story on new bioengineering tools.

A May 24 Phys.Org feature, from a Lab news story, profiled dark matter physicist Kathryn Zurek.

A May 24 PV Tech story on the health and environmental benefits of solar energy quoted Ryan Wiser.

A May 22 KPIX-TV CBS story on chemicals in car seats included an interview with Don Lucas.

A recent story on The Next Platform looked at “burst buffer” technology being used at NERSC and quoted Debbie Bard.