Friday, July 29, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 24, 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 July 28 Washington Post story highlighted new research on e-cigarettes by Hugo Destaillats, Lara Gundel, Mohamad Sleiman and colleagues. Their work was widely covered nationally, and internationally, by the San Diego Union Tribune, Popular Science, Consumer Reports, Voice of America, The Independent, HealthDay News, WebMD, UPI, MedPage TodayUS News & World Report, Vice, The Verge, papers in Indonesia, Poland, Russia and France, and numerous other outlets and TV newscasts. Much of the coverage resulted from a Lab news release.

A July 28 Climate Wire story on heat waves quoted — and cited work by — Dáithí Stone.
 
A July 26 Scientific American story and video with Jackie Gates and Ken Gregorich looked at the making of super heavy elements.
 
A July 26 Space.com story on the largest 3D map of galaxies ever produced quoted David Schlegel.
 
A July 26 Rocky Mountain PBS story on a $20 million effort towards watershed research quoted Ken Williams who will help lead the project.

Power Electronics World story featured research on circuits just several atoms thick, work developed by Xiang Zhang and highlighted in a Lab news release.
 



Monday, July 25, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 17, 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 July 22 Los Angeles Times story on recent results from the LUX dark matter experiment quoted Simon Fiorucci. Daniel McKinsey, Kevin Lesko, and Natalie Roe were quoted in a Lab news release and various other stories found on Xinhua News, The Telegraph, Astronomy.com, Physics World, R&D magazine, The Register, Cosmos Magazine and many others.

A July 22 Washington Post story on recent heat waves cited research by the Lab’s Heat Island Group.

A July 20 Economic Times story, based on a Lab news release, highlighted work led by Evan Mills showing how LED lighting could create jobs in developing countries. CleanTechnica, India Today, Technology.org, PV Magazine, South Asian Times, and many other outlets also covered his findings.

A July 20 Time Magazine story on the importance of proper use of air conditioning quoted Mark Mendell.

A July 20 CNN story on the reality of “invisibility cloaks” cited recent work led by Xiang Zhang.

A July 18 Popular Science story looked at microbes sent into space for research, some of which were collected by Tamas Torok.

A July 17 Daily Cal story noted new funding to support Lab-led watershed research and quoted Ken Williams.

A July 16 front-page San Jose Mercury News story on the increasing efficiency of data centers featured work led by Arman Shehabi, Dale Sartor, and colleagues. NPR news also cited their work, first appearing in a Lab news release, in a recent episode of “All Things Considered.”

A July 16 Science World Report story featured the creation of the largest 3D map of the universe and quoted David Schlegel and Natalie Roe. TechTimes, CNN, and the Daily Cal also covered the story based on a Lab news release.

The summer edition of Metroscape magazine on building science includes an interview with Max Sherman and mentions Art Rosenfeld.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 10, 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 July 15 Popular Science story featured the creation of the largest 3-D map of the Universe to date. David Schlegel, Shirley Ho and Natalie Roe were mentioned in various stories found in Wired, TechTimes, Gizmodo, Huffington Post, The Register, Australian News, Gizmag, Cambodian Times, KurzweilAI and others.

A July 15 WBUR Boston NPR story on the environmental implications of driverless cars quoted Arman Shehabi and Jeff Greenblatt.

A July 14 New Yorker story on the death of dinosaurs noted work by Luis and Walter Alvarez.

A July 13 Daily Cal story on UC-fostered research quoted Marcus Lehmann on his CalWave project.

A July 13 Fortune magazine story on turning gas flares into power included a look at work from Lab-startup Alphabet Energy.

A July 12 ACHR News story highlighted work on the energy consumption of datacenters, work led by Arman Shehabi, Dale Sartor and colleagues. Data Center Spotlight also covered their research.

A July 11 MotherBoard story focused on work into an atomically thin transistor, work led by Xiang Zhang and Mervin Zhao. ChemEurope, the Economic Times, EE Times, The Register, HPC Wire, the Daily Cal and KurzweilAI also covered their work.

A July 11 Laboratory Equipment story on female researchers included a profile of JBEI’s Ee-Been Goh.



Friday, July 8, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 3, 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 July 8 Technology Review story highlighted work led by Alex Weber-Bargioni on a new way of looking at solar cells, work first appearing in a Lab news release. IEEE Spectrum, EE Times, Computerworld, PV Magazine and many others also covered the work.

A July 8 Inside Climate News story on deaths tied to global warming quoted Michael Wehner.

On July 5 R&D.com featured a story, based on a Lab news release, on better predicting how semiconductors behave, work led by Francesca Toma.

A July 2 San Francisco Chronicle story on the impact of utility companies after the closing of the Diablo Canyon nuclear facility quoted Chuck Goldman and was facilitated through the Public Affairs office.