Friday, September 30, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News For Sept. 18-30, 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 Sept. 30 edition of The Real News Network included a video interview with Jeff Greenblatt on challenges to the US meeting its climate goals.

A Sept. 29 Fortune magazine story looked at the Lab’s tech incubator, Cyclotron Road, and mentioned Ray Weitekamp, Ilan Gur, Jared Schwede, Andreas Schmid, and Barry Van Tassell.

The Sept. 29 issue of Nature magazine included a Q&A with George Smoot on gravitational waves.

A Sept. 29 Daily Cal story noted the pending arrival of Nobel Laureate Eric Betzig and biophysicist Na Ji. Patch.com also covered the announcement.

A Sept. 29 Realtor.com story on indoor air quality quoted Max Sherman.

A Sept. 28 HPCWire story looked at a step towards ultra-low powered electronics, work led by Julia Mundy and Ramamoorthy Ramesh and recently highlighted in a Lab news release.

A Sept. 27 NDTV story highlighted the development of the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter detector and quoted Murdock Gilchriese. Daily News & Analysis of India, Press Trust of India, the Business Standard and others also covered the announcement based on a Lab news release.

A Sept. 27 IEEE Spectrum story looked at work on a novel nanomaterial led by James Analytis.

A Sept. 26 Washington Post story featured a report by Jeff Greenblatt and Max Wei showing the US will have difficulty meeting its climate goals. Their work was widely covered including by the Associated Press, USA Today, ABC News, Christian Science Monitor, ClimateWire, Grist.org, The Guardian, New Scientist, Science magazine, Climate Central, Wired and many others.

Greenblatt also appeared in separate KQED-FM and ClimateWire stories on California’s efforts to reduce emissions.

A Sept. 26 Taiwan Today story noted that Ashok Gadgil accepted the Tang Prize on behalf of Art Rosenfeld. Gadgil gave a public lecture on the importance of asking the right questions and was covered in stories in the China Post and Focus Taiwan as well.

A Sept. 26 The Fifth Estate story covered research on the use of ruby red in cool roofs, work led by Paul Berdahl and Sharon Chen and first covered in a Lab news release. Materials Gate in Germany also covered their work.

A Sept. 24 San Francisco Chronicle obituary looked at the passing of Ed Lofgren. The Associated Press, Daily Cal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and others ran similar stories based on a Lab obituary.

The fall issue of California magazine includes a story on a Berkeley clean water startup from Lab researchers Susan Amrose and Ashok Gadgil.

A Sept. 22 Flathead Beacon (Montana) story profiled the Lab’s Kendra Kuhl and her work at the Molecular Foundry.

A Sept. 21 EnergyWire story looked at a report by Andrew Mills on distributed PV. Utility Dive and The Epoch Times ran related stories following a Lab news release.

A Sept. 20 CNET en Español story announced the “20 Most Influential Latinos in Technology,” naming the Lab’s Soledad Antelada Toledano to the list.


Friday, September 16, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of September 11, 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 Sept. 16 story in Contra Costa College’s The Advocate on the suspension of plans for a Richmond second campus quoted Robin Lopez.

A Sept. 15 RechargeNews.com story on a new collaboration (DuraMat) aimed at creating durable PV materials noted the Lab’s involvement.

A Sept. 15 Ars Technica story on new reports showing a drop in prices in renewables included two led by the Lab.

A Sept. 14 NPR story on the benefits of running quoted and cited work by Paul Williams.

A Sept. 12 Washington Post story highlighted a new report on the drop in wind energy prices, work led by Ryan Wiser. The report was widely covered including by E&E News, CleanTechnica, North American Wind Power, GreenTech Media and others.

A Sept. 13 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story on the energy decision making process quoted Annika Todd.

A Sept. 12 Daily Cal story on microbial dark matter quoted Tanja Woyke.

A Sept. 12 TakePart.com story looked at arsenic in California drinking water and quoted Ashok Gadgil.

A September edition of Pharma Technology Magazine included a story on efforts to develop a “chemofilter,” work being done by Chelsea Chen and Nitash Balsara, and highlighted in a Lab news release. Anand Patel was also quoted in the story.


Friday, September 9, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Sept. 04, 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 Sept. 9 Utility Dive story on the dropping cost of solar cited two recent Lab reports and quoted their authors, Galen Barbose and Mark Bolinger. Salon.com also cited the reports in a related story.

A Sept. 9 China Daily story highlighted a new China energy road map developed with the Lab’s input. RenewEconomy.com and ECNS China also covered the new report.

A Sept. 8 Sacramento Bee story noted the signing of a climate bill by Gov. Brown and quoted the Lab’s Jeff Greenblatt. Greenblatt’s research in this area was also noted in a Los Angeles Times story and featured as part of a KNBC-TV Los Angeles interview segment.

A Sept. 8 insideHPC story noted that the Lab would lead numerous new exascale computing projects. HPC Wire, The Register and NetworkWorld.com also covered the announcement following a Lab news release.

On Sept. 6 Berkeleyside.com ran a feature, based on a Lab story, on accelerator operator Reba Siero.

A Sept. 2 Richmond Confidential story looked at the suspension of plans for a second campus in Richmond.




Friday, September 2, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, August 21 to Sept. 2, 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 Sept. 1 Utility Dive story featured a new report on wind power led by Ryan Wiser and Mark Bolinger. GreenTechMedia also ran a similar story along with a podcast with Wiser.

And on Aug. 27, a New York Times editorial on wind power also noted the recent report by Wiser and Bolinger.

An Aug. 31 US News & World Report story highlighted new insights into cancer, work led by Gary Karpen and Weiguo Zhang. Daily Cal, Medscape News, HealthDay News, FierceBiotech, and others also covered their findings based on a Lab news release.

An Aug. 31 Las Vegas Review-Journal story noted the Lab’s involvement as finalists for a geothermal energy lab.

Technology Review magazine recently unveiled its list of top Innovators Under 35 and included the Lab’s Kendra Kuhl on the list.

And the September issue of Diablo Magazine includes a list of its Forty Under Forty, which includes the Lab’s Kathryn Zurek.

An Aug. 30 insideHPC story looked at new funds for clean energy high performance computing projects, some of which will be co-led by the Lab.

An Aug. 29 San Jose Mercury-News front-page story on California’s efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions quoted Jeff Greenblatt. He was also quoted in a related Vox.com story.

An Aug. 28 San Francisco Chronicle story highlighted two new studies on the dropping price of solar prices, work led by Galen Barbose and Mark Bolinger and first seen in a Lab news release. Their findings were also covered by the San Francisco Business Times, Scientific American, GreenWire, Energy Matters, PV Magazine, Clean Technica, and the Ag & Energy video report.

An Aug. 26 San Francisco Chronicle story noted the suspension of efforts to create a second campus in Richmond. The Mercury-News, Daily Cal, San Francisco Business Times, Berkeleyside.com and the Richmond Standard all covered the news.

An Aug. 22 Scientific American story on the Maker movement noted related efforts by the Lab’s Ron Zuckermann.

An Aug. 22 Daily Cal story, based on a Lab news release, noted the awarding of small business vouchers to companies to work with the Lab and quoted Jodi Bellacicco.

An Aug. 20 Xinhua story featured new research into the uses of Metal-Organic Frameworks by Omar Yaghi. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News also covered his work, based on a Lab news release.

A recent story on ABC Salud, Spain, looked at the dangers of e-cigs, work led by Hugo Destaillats and Lara Gundel. Their work first appeared in a Lab news release.