Monday, July 25, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 17, 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 July 22 Los Angeles Times story on recent results from the LUX dark matter experiment quoted Simon Fiorucci. Daniel McKinsey, Kevin Lesko, and Natalie Roe were quoted in a Lab news release and various other stories found on Xinhua News, The Telegraph,, Physics World, R&D magazine, The Register, Cosmos Magazine and many others.

A July 22 Washington Post story on recent heat waves cited research by the Lab’s Heat Island Group.

A July 20 Economic Times story, based on a Lab news release, highlighted work led by Evan Mills showing how LED lighting could create jobs in developing countries. CleanTechnica, India Today,, PV Magazine, South Asian Times, and many other outlets also covered his findings.

A July 20 Time Magazine story on the importance of proper use of air conditioning quoted Mark Mendell.

A July 20 CNN story on the reality of “invisibility cloaks” cited recent work led by Xiang Zhang.

A July 18 Popular Science story looked at microbes sent into space for research, some of which were collected by Tamas Torok.

A July 17 Daily Cal story noted new funding to support Lab-led watershed research and quoted Ken Williams.

A July 16 front-page San Jose Mercury News story on the increasing efficiency of data centers featured work led by Arman Shehabi, Dale Sartor, and colleagues. NPR news also cited their work, first appearing in a Lab news release, in a recent episode of “All Things Considered.”

A July 16 Science World Report story featured the creation of the largest 3D map of the universe and quoted David Schlegel and Natalie Roe. TechTimes, CNN, and the Daily Cal also covered the story based on a Lab news release.

The summer edition of Metroscape magazine on building science includes an interview with Max Sherman and mentions Art Rosenfeld.