Friday, February 26, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Feb. 21, 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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The latest edition of CNN’s The Great Big Story features the Advanced Light Source’s Nobu Tamura and his paleoart work.

A Feb. 26 Green Building Elements story looked at a paint-on window coating for energy efficient windows, work led by Raymond Weitekamp, Arman Shehabi, and Steve Selkowitz and first publicized in a lab news release.

A Feb. 25 Science News story looked at hints of a new neutrino from the Daya Bay experiment and quoted Kam-Biu Luk.

A Feb. 25 Science Today radio episode on a dark sky survey included an interview with David Schlegel.

A Feb. 25 Bakersfield Californian story on questions about a link between a recent quake and oil field injections quoted Bill Foxall.

A Feb. 25 Daily Cal story featured work led by Dominique Loque, Blake Simmons and Aymerick Eudes, on new ways to reduce the cost of biofuels. Green Car Congress, SciCasts.com and Biofuels News were some of the others covering their work which was based on a lab news release.

A Feb. 24 Reuters story on a new climate study of extreme weather quoted coauthor Michael Wehner. Stories on the report also appeared in Climate Central, National Geographic, GreenWire, ClimateWire, R&D magazine and numerous other outlets.

A Feb. 23 CNBC.com story on work from the Joint Genome Institute looked at research on animal gut fungi that could lead to cheaper biofuels. Forbes and The Tech Times also covered the research which was publicized by a JGI release.

A Feb. 23 Daily Cal story looked at NASA’s new WFIRST telescope project, noting the involvement of Saul Perlmutter, Alex Kim, and Greg Aldering. The story was based on a lab news release.

A story in the March issue of National Geographic on arctic thawing included data and an image from the work of Charles Koven.

A Feb. 23 Mother Nature Network story, based on a lab news release, highlighted an interactive galaxy survey and quoted David Schlegel.

A Feb. 23 Stuff You Should Know podcast spent several minutes looking at recent lab developments on artificial photosynthesis.  (43:10 mark)

A Feb. 21 Daily Cal story noted the Lab’s Michael Stadler was named a Presidential Early Career (PECASE) winner.


Friday, February 19, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Feb. 7-19, 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 Feb. 19 KQED story on a science and music project quoted Bill Collins who, with Andrew Jones, partners in The Climate Music Project.

A Feb. 18 Daily Cal story noted Paul Alivisatos receiving the Dan David prize.

A Feb. 18 Washington Post story on the energy footprint of the marijuana industry quoted Evan Mills.

A Feb. 18 hpcWire story noted new funding for a computing manufacturing partnership involving the lab. The Pleasanton Weekly also covered the announcement.

A Feb. 16 Radio Free Asia story on China’s energy efficiency efforts quoted David Fridley.

A Feb. 16 Eurasia Review story on training electrons with microwaves quoted Thomas Schenkel. Gizmag.com and the Daily Mail also covered the work, which was based on a lab news release.

A Feb. 16 KCBS-TV story on a visit by Energy Secretary Moniz to the Aliso Canyon gas leak in Southern California noted the lab’s involvement in helping cap the leak. On Feb. 18, the Lab’s Barry Freifeld appeared live on KNX-AM radio in Los Angeles talking about the leak.

A Feb. 15 audio story on Yale Climate Connections quoted Jeff Greenblatt in a story on his work on autonomous taxis.

A Feb. 15 Ars Technica story noted new findings from the Daya Bay neutrino experiment and quoted Kam-Biu Luk. A news briefing on the results, supported by lab Public Affairs and based on a lab news release, was held at the AAAS meeting in Washington, D.C. Feb. 13. The Guardian, Symmetry Magazine, Phys.Org and AAAS Science news were among many outlets that also covered the results.

Following a session on neutrinos at the AAAS meeting, the Lab’s Kam-Biu Luk joined his co-panelists in an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit.com, which was also reported on by AAAS News.

The latest issue of Innovation magazine looks at the Berkeley Lab Innovation Corps program and quotes Elsie Quaite-Randall and Robin Johnston.

A Feb. 12 Business Standard story featured work on a nanowire laser developed by Peidong Yang. The Daily Cal, NDTV, Financial Express, Xinhua News and others also covered the work, which was based on a lab news release.

A Feb. 9 Photonics.com story, based on a lab news release, looked at an improved camera to image astronomical objects and quoted Armin Karcher, who along with others at the lab, helped make the work possible.

A Feb. 9 Energy Manager Today story on renewable portfolio standards quoted report coauthor Ryan Wiser.

A Feb. 8 Daily Cal story on new findings into bacterial nano-compartments looked at work by Cheryl Kerfeld, work which first appeared in a lab news release.

A Feb. 8 CleanTechnica story on solar windows that were tested at FLEXLAB quoted Steve Selkowitz.

A Feb. 8 story in India’s The Statesman, based on a lab news release, looked at new results on graphene’s strength, work led by Rob Ritchie and Ashvini Shekhawat.

A recent issue of Air & Space noted that Saul Perlmutter will lead one of the science teams for the new WFIRST space telescope mission.



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, 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 Feb. 6 Toledo Blade story profiled new lab director, Michael Witherell.

A Feb. 5 Business Standard story looked at work on graphene’s toughness and quoted lead researcher Rob Ritchie. The work was also featured in a lab news release, New Kerala.com, Materials Gate in Germany, ChemEurope and others.

A Feb. 4 Photonics Online and PhysOrg.com story featured work on nanoscale chemical factories, work led by Cheryl Kerfeld and featured in a lab news release.

A Feb. 4 Solar Novus Today story looked at work on an efficient solar cell, quoting James Bullock.

A Feb. 4 San Francisco Chronicle story on quakes possibly caused by fracking noted the lab’s role in upcoming research in the area. The Associated Press, ThinkProgress and others also noted the lab’s research involvement.

A Feb. 3 San Francisco Business Times story on lab startup Unity Biotechnology, which looks at age-related diseases, quoted Judith Campisi.

A Feb. 2 ECN Magazine story, based on a lab news release, highlighted a new galaxy-hunting sky camera and quoted Armin Karcher, Steve Holland and Christopher Bebek.

A Feb. 1 New Scientist story on floods possibly caused by climate change quoted Mike Wehner.

A Feb. 1 Huffington Post story written by the lab’s David Bailey looked at scientific fraud.

A Feb. 1 Popular Mechanics story featured a sky survey led by the lab.

A Feb. 1 Photonics Online story featured new innovations in laser-plasma accelerators and quoted Wim Leemans, James Symons, Sven Steinke, Jeroen van Tilborg, and Carlo Benedetti. PhysOrg.com also ran a story based on a lab news release.

A Feb. 1 Appliance Design story on Aeroseal, developed at Berkeley Lab, noted its winning a product of the year award.

A Jan. 31 Philanthropy News Digest story noted a grant to the lab to advance accelerator technology and quoted Wim Leemans.

A Jan. 29 Huffington Post story on SimpleWater, a lab startup to help remove arsenic from drinking water, included a photo of Susan Amrose.

In a series of videos on ProudGreenBuilding.com, Max Sherman discusses building technologies and the future of HVAC.