Friday, October 7, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Oct. 2, 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. 

An Oct. 7 Technology Review story looked at what could be the smallest transistor, work led by Ali Javey and first appearing in a Lab news release. The Huffington Post, IEEE Spectrum, Cleantechnica, The Verge, UPI news,, EE Times, India Today, the Financial Express and International Business Times were some of the many that also covered his work.

An Oct. 7 editorial in the Sacramento Bee on the need to reduce greenhouse gases cited work by Jeff Greenblatt and Max Wei. Their work was also cited in an Oct. 4 New York Times story as well as in a Toledo Blade editorial on the same subject.

An Oct. 7 R& story featured work on bionic enzymes, work led by John Hartwig and which appeared in a Lab news release.

An Oct. 6 Green Car Congress story, based on a Lab news release, quoted Venkat Srinivasan on a battery workshop held at the Lab.

And, an Oct. 6 story in The Quartz, on whether the pioneer in lithium-ion batteries will ever win a Nobel Prize, also quoted Venkat Srinivasan.

An Oct. 6 Environmental Leader magazine story on advances in wind energy cited a recent report led by Ryan Wiser.

An Oct. 6 Green Car Congress story noted that the Lab will lead a new DOE effort, called the Agile BioFoundry, to standardize processes.

An Oct. 6 Christian Science Monitor story on methane and meeting US climate goals quoted Jeff Greenblatt.

Oct. 5 UPI and Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News stories highlighted work by Axel Visel and Diane Dickel on the role of heart enhancers. The stories were based on a Lab news release.

An Oct. 5 Chemical Processing news story looked at a simpler process for biofuels, work led by Blake Simmons and Seema Singh and which first appeared in a Lab news release.

An Oct. 4 story, based on a Lab news release, featured the moving forward of an upgrade project for the Advanced Light Source and quoted Michael Witherell, Roger Falcone, and Dave Robin.

An Oct. 4 Environmental News Network story featured new research on testing for water contamination, work led by Gary Andersen and Eric Dubinsky with help from Laleh Coté. Phys.Org and Science Blog also ran the story, based on a Lab news release.

An Oct. 3 story in The Atlantic on getting computers to work like human brains quoted Horst Simon.

An Oct. 1 Daily Cal story highlighted new efforts on real-time functional imaging and quoted Naomi Ginsberg, Roger Falcone, Ke Xu, and Alessandra Lanzara.