Friday, December 2, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Nov. 28, 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. 2 Daily Cal story featured work on metastable materials led by Kristin Persson, Gerd Ceder, and Wenhao Sun. James Analytis was also quoted in the story which was based on a Lab news release.

A Dec. 1 R& feature, based on a Lab news release, covered efforts with help from Simon Teat on developing crystals that can detect and cleanse contaminated water. also featured the work.

On Nov. 30 highlighted a Lab video and research into the search for longer lasting batteries, work involving the Advanced Light Source, David Shapiro, and others.

A Nov. 30 Health Data Management story featured Kristofer Bouchard and efforts to handle the large amount of data expected from brain research as first reported in a Lab news release.

A Nov. 30 Utility Dive opinion piece written by Ryan Wiser, Jo Seel and Ben Paulos, looked at the future, and costs, of wind energy. Ars Technica also covered similar work led by Wiser.

And a Nov. 29 ClimateWire story also looked at a new report on the lower costs of wind turbines and quoted report author Ryan Wiser.

A Nov. 29 Daily Cal story on the use of gene manipulation to improve photosynthesis highlighted work led by Kris Niyogi. The Illinois Ag Connection also covered his work based on a Lab news release.

A Nov. 29 Daily Cal story noted that five Lab researchers—Kris Niyogi, Mary Gaillard, David Shuh, Howard Matis, and Eleanor Blakely—were all named AAAS Fellows. A Lab news release also publicized their inclusion.

A Nov. 29 Economic Times story on how genes and birthplace can affect your gut microbes looked at work, based on a Lab news release, co-led by Antoine Snijders, Jian-Hua Mao, and Sasha Langley. India Today and The South Asian Times also covered their work.