Friday, May 13, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 8, 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 May 13 Technology Review story on the limits in shrinking transistors quoted Horst Simon.

A May 12 Scientific American story noted the Lab’s involvement in a new observatory. The announcement also appeared in a Lab news release.

A May 12 story in The Atlantic quoted Laura Welcher on a method to archive a website for 10,000 years.

A May 11 MSN.com video, based on a Lab news release, highlighted work led by Aindrila Mukhopadhyay and Marijke Frederix on a one-pot biofuel process. The work was widely covered including a syndicated Newsy TV segment, the Business Standard, India West, Gizmodo, Popular Science/Italy, and CleanTechnica among others.
http://www.canindia.com/scientists-produce-jet-fuel-in-one-pot-recipe/
http://jerseytribune.com/2016/05/10/berkeley-lab-scientists-brew-jet-fuel-in-1-pot-recipe/
http://www.ecnmag.com/news/2016/05/scientists-brew-jet-fuel-1-pot-recipe
http://www.gizmodo.in/indiamodo/Scientists-produce-jet-fuel-in-one-pot-recipe/articleshow/52219649.cms
http://www.popsci.it/lescherichia-coli-si-trasforma-in-biocombustibile.html
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/scientists-produce-jet-fuel-in-onepot-recipe/article8581175.ece
http://cleantechnica.com/2016/05/10/jet-biofuel-from-switchgrass-thanks-to-new-super-bacteria/ 


A May 10 WFSB-TV story looked at the results of a study led by Alan Meier showing the energy consumption of automobile roof rack use. The story came about from a Lab news release.

A May 10 Xinhua News story featured a new technique to visualize molecules in chemical reactions led by Felix Fischer and Michael Crommie.

A May 10 Scientific American podcast looked at a study showing a link between rainfall and airborne particles, work co-led by Mary Gilles. ReportingClimateScience.com and EnvironmentalResearchWeb.org also covered the work.

A May 7 New York Times story on the power our electronics use, even when turned off, quoted Alan Meier.