Monday, November 28, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Nov. 13-27, 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 Nov. 27 story in The Epoch Times noted William Stringfellow co-authored a recent report on wastewater in California’s Central Valley.

A Nov. 22 story in The Scientist looked at efforts using atomic-scale 3D imaging to help better understand photosynthesis, work led by Junko Yano, Jan Kern and Vittal Yachandra.  The work, which first appeared in a Lab news release, was also covered by Yahoo News/Spain and Optics & Photonics News.

A Nov. 23 Daily Cal story featured a new way to visualize the center of cells, work led by Carolyn Larabell and Mark Le Gros. NanoWerk also ran a story on the research based on a Lab news release.

A Nov. 22 InsideHPC podcast with Eva Nogales looked at cryo-EM w/supercomputers

A Nov. 20 Xinhua News story the latest Top 500 supercomputer list quoted Horst Simon. Number 5 on the list this year is NERSC’s CORI machine. IEEE Spectrum, ComputerWorld, PC World and many others also covered CORI’s inclusion.

A Nov. 18 Vice.com story looked at work at the Joint Genome Institute using GMOs for carbon fixation. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News also covered the research, which appeared in a JGI news release.

A Nov. 17 Los Angeles Times story highlighted efforts led by Kris Niyogi to boost photosynthesis. The work was widely covered, including by the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Science Magazine, Science News, Technology Review, Yahoo News, Xinhua News and more, many based on a Lab news release.
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/11/how-turning-plants-sunshield-can-grow-bigger-crops
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602932/super-fast-growing-gm-plants-could-yield-the-next-green-revolution/
https://www.yahoo.com/news/scientists-modify-plants-making-them-sunlight-better-190301957.html

A Nov. 17 India West story, based on a Lab news release, looked at work by Ramamoorthy Ramesh to create a new material to improve efficiency of computers.

A Nov. 17 International Business Times story on new revelations about quark-gluon plasma, and based on a Lab news release, cited work led by Xin-Nian Wang. LiveScience.com also feature the research.

A Nov. 16 podcast of the Energy Transition Show included an interview with Ryan Wiser and the future of wind power.

A Nov. 16 Smithsonian Magazine story highlighted work by Trevor Keenan showing how plants have stabilized CO2 emissions, for now. Climate Change News also covered his work, which first appeared in a Lab news release.

A Nov. 16 KGO-TV ABC Bay Area story on making batteries safer included an interview with Nitash Balsara.

A Nov. 15 Seeker.com video and story looked at the evolution of the Darfur Stoves project and included Danny Wilson.

A Nov. 14 EnergyWire story looked at work by several Cyclotron Road innovators— including CalWave, Opus 12, and Mallinda—and quoted Philip Taynton and Ilan Gur.