Thursday, December 22, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Dec. 11-22, 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 Dec. 21 story in The Guardian on corporations banking on wind power quoted Ryan Wiser.

A Dec. 20 Symmetry magazine story on the year’s highlights in particle physics noted achievements by the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA).

A Dec. 20 Engineering and News Record story on wave energy efforts included Marcus Lehmann and his CalWave effort.

The December issue of Metal Architecture magazine includes a look at Chu Hall.

Michael Stadler was a recent guest on the Austrian TV talk show, Science Talk.

A Dec. 20 Nature World News story, based on a Lab news release, featured work led by Michael Wehner and Dáithí Stone showing human-induced climate change. Their work was widely covered including by London’s The Independent, NDTV, the Economic Times, India Today, and Pakistan’s The Nation, among others.

A Dec. 19 Energy Manager Today story quoted Dale Sartor in a piece on the energy efficiency of data centers.

A Dec. 19 CleanTechnica story noted the Lab would benefit from two ARPA-E awards for improving crops of the future. More details on the awards were publicized in a Lab news release.

A Dec. 19 Utility Dive opinion piece written by Ryan Wiser, Ben Paulos, Maureen Hand and Jo Seel, looked at reducing wind energy costs by increasing the size of turbines.

A Dec. 19 Business Standard story featured work on a new way to see electric signals in the heart and brain, work publicized in a Lab news release and led by Jason Horng and Halleh Balch. The Deccan Herald and Statesmen ran similar stories.

A Dec. 16 EuraAsia Review story, based on a Lab news release, highlighted work led by Naama Raz-Yaseef, Margaret Torn, Yuxin Wu, and Tim Kneafsey on measuring CO2 emissions during spring arctic thaw.

A Dec. 16 Huffington Post story featured work by Trevor Keenan showing how plants may have temporarily slowed global warming. The story was based on a Lab news release.

A Dec. 15 San Francisco Chronicle story covered Gov. Jerry Brown’s talk at this year’s American Geophysical Union meeting in which he referenced the Lab’s work. KTVU-Channel 2, KQED, The Register, and were among other outlets that covered his comments.

A Dec. 13 Big Think story on the shape of the universe quoted David Schlegel.

A Dec. 11 New York Times story on the search for safer batteries quoted Ilan Gur of Cyclotron Road.

A Dec. 11 Los Angeles Times story on California’s climate fight quoted Jeff Greenblatt.