Friday, July 1, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 26, 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 1 story featured work led by Eva Nogales using cryo-EM with NERSC resources.

A June 29 R& story looked at efforts to build a better battery and quoted David PrendergastControlled Environments magazine and Energy Harvesting Journal also ran stories based on a Lab news release.

A June 28 Forbes magazine story highlighted research co-led by Arman Shehabi, Dale Sartor and others, showing that while datacenters have increased in size, their energy consumption has plateaued. Their work was first publicized in a Lab news release and was widely covered by Fortune, EE News, The Register, Computerworld, a blog by Google, and many others.

A June 27 Capital Public Radio story on water found deep beneath California’s Central Valley quoted Preston Jordan. Jordan was also quoted in a similar InsideClimateNews story.

A June 27 Forbes magazine story noted work led by John Hartwig on the creation of a bionic enzyme that has led to new chemical reactions. The Daily Cal also covered the work, based on a Lab news release, and quoted Hanna Key.

A June 27 Wall Street Journal story featured efforts to develop a “chemofilter,” work being done by Chelsea Chen and Nitash Balsara and highlighted in a recent Lab news release.

A June 27 story on the promise of a 200-petaflop computer quoted Horst Simon.

A June 26 Philanthropy News Digest story noted that Art Rosenfeld and Jennifer Doudna had won Tang Prizes.