Friday, March 25, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 20, 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 March 25 Business Standard story noted Ashok Gadgil’s work on a water filter for removing arsenic.

A March 24 KGO-TV ABC Bay Area story covered the Molecular Foundry’s 10th anniversary, and included interviews with Jeff Neaton, Steve Chu and others.

A March 24 Science News story featured new research led by Kevin Wilson leading to a better understanding of cloud formation. The coverage was based on a Lab news release.

A March 24 story on The Wire looked at the future of accelerators and prominently included work being done at Berkeley Lab.

A March 24 PBS News Hour story on the creation of a stripped-down life form quoted Samuel Deutsch. A similar story on NBC News quoted Deutsch and Adam Arkin.

A March 24 Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News story covered work led by Eva Nogales on a major advancement in the understanding of how our molecular machinery works. The Next Big Future, SciCasts.com and many others based their stories on a Lab news release on the work.

A March 23 HPCwire story announced recent NERSC HPC Achievement Award winners, which included Charlie Koven and William Riley, along with former Berkeley lab researcher Scott French. The story resulted from a NERSC news release.

A March 22 story in The Chemical Engineer quoted Norman Su on work he led with Jeff Urban on a hybrid membrane to capture carbon. EET India and other outlets based their stories on a Lab news release on the work.

A March 21 Radio Free Asia story on China lowering its energy efficiency goals quoted David Fridley.



Friday, March 18, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 13, 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 March issue of Mother Jones magazine includes a story on California’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and looks at Art Rosenfeld’s groundbreaking work and quotes Ashok Gadgil.

A recent Symmetry magazine story on the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument quoted Michael Levi and Tim MillerUniverse Today ran a similar story.

A March 18 Lab Manager News story highlighted work on wave energy being done by Marcus Lehmann.

A March 17 Utility Dive story quoted Lisa Schwartz on performance-based utility regulation, looking at a recent report she co-authored.

A March 16 Window Film Magazine story highlighted work by Raymond Weitekamp, Arman Shehabi, and Steve Selkowitz on a paint-on coating to increase energy efficiency of windows.

And a March 16 Architect’s Guide to Glass & Metal magazine story covered a talk by Steve Selkowitz on the current state of window research.

A March 16 New York Post story looked at research into invisibility cloaks, including work led by Xiang Zhang.

A March 15 Los Angeles Times opinion piece mentioned Berkeley Lab in a piece on the decision to install home solar panels.

A March 14 Albany Daily Star story featured work led by Jeff Bokor and Scott Dhuey on a magnetic chip breakthrough that may lead to more energy efficient computers. Shanghai Daily, Xinhua News, The Stack, and several others also covered their work.

A March 14 CleanTechnica story looked at work on graphene energy storage, research led by Eun Seon Cho and Jeff Urban.

A March 14 Daily Cal story looked at small business vouchers that will allows businesses to collaborate with lab researchers. The story quoted Ramamoorthy Ramesh and Alecia Ward.

A March 14 Huffington Post piece co-written by David Bailey looked at the annual Pi Day activities.




Friday, March 11, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 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 March 11 Associated Press story noted the lab’s involvement in a small business voucher program. A lab news release detailed the lab’s role, which was also covered by Energy Global.

A March 11 Phys.org story highlighted work led by Jeffrey Bokor showing how magnetic chips could increase computing’s energy efficiency.

A March 10 story in US Glass magazine featured a paint-on coating to improve window energy efficiency, work by Raymond Weitekamp, Steve Selkowitz and Arman Shehabi. The story was based on an earlier lab news release.

A March 10 AnandTech story on EUV lithography mentioned the Lab’s SHARP microscope.

A March 7 New Zealand Herald story on indoor air pollution and its impact on cognitive thinking quoted Mark Mendell.

A March 7 Alzheimer’s News Today story featured recent work by Bill Jagust detailing his use of PET scans to better diagnose Alzheimer’s.

A March 5 New York Times story looking at Gov. Jerry Brown’s image as a climate change leader quoted Jeff Greenblatt.






Friday, March 4, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Feb. 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. 
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A March 3 Daily Cal story highlighted a Cyclotron Road project using thermionics, work by Jared Schwede, Daniel Riley, and Andreas Schmid. Nanowerk.com also covered their efforts based on a lab news release.

A March 2 Berkleyside.com story featured the arrival to the lab of a popular “Oscar’s” sign.

A March 2 BizWest Colorado story looked at a startup that will be joining Cyclotron Road’s second cohort of innovators. A White House blog and SmartGridNews also covered the second cohort announcement, which first appeared in a lab news release.

A Feb. 29 Daily Cal story featured another Cyclotron Road project, this time one led by Raymond Weitekamp, who is working on a process to develop a low-cost paint-on coating to create energy efficient windows. The story, based on a lab news release, also quoted Dennis Baldocchi.

A Feb. 29 Washington Post story on indoor air and cognitive thinking quoted Mark Mendell. The Vancouver Sun and numerous other papers also ran the story.

A Feb. 29 EnergyWire story on new rules for the electricity grid quoted Joe Eto.

A Feb. 29 ClimateWire story on autonomous cars quoted the Lab’s Jeff Greenblatt.

A Feb. 26 Science magazine story on efforts to upgrade the nation’s light sources quoted ALS Director Roger Falcone.