Friday, October 21, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Oct. 16, 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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An Oct. 20 PBS Southern California TV story on the effort to develop net-zero buildings included interviews with Horst Simon and Cindy Regnier and a look at the Lab’s FLEXLAB.

An Oct. 20 story in The Atlantic looked at work by Axel Visel showing why snakes have no legs. His work was widely covered including by the Washington Post, Science, Cosmos magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Live Science, the Daily Mail, and several international publications as well.
An Oct. 18 KHTS-AM/ Santa Clarita News story looked at a new report from a task force looking at the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak. The report noted that a team of scientists and engineers from Berkeley Lab was heavily involved in developing the content of the report.

An Oct. 18 Public Radio International story on the eventual ban on HFC’s from air-conditioners quoted Nihar Shah, who has done extensive research in the area.

An Oct. 17 Royal Society of Chemistry’s Education In Chemistry publication shadowed the Lab’s Ken Gregorich and Jackie Gates and their efforts in making new elements.


An Oct. 17 ChemEurope.com story featured work supported by Hans Bechtel and Michael Martin demonstrating infrared imaging of an organic semiconductor known for its electronics capabilities. ScienceBlog.com also covered the work based on a Lab news release.
http://www.chemeurope.com/en/news/160141/crystal-clear-imaging.html
https://scienceblog.com/488832/crystal-clear-imaging-infrared-brings-light-nanoscale-molecular-arrangement/

Monday, October 17, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Oct. 9-15, 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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An Oct. 14 HPCWire story noted that Julian Borrill received a NASA prize for helping analyze Planck space telescope data.

An Oct. 13 Scientific American story on new techniques to find dark matter quoted Kathryn Zurek, noting work she is doing in the area.

An Oct. 13 MarketPlace story on Samsung batteries quoted Steven Visco.

An Oct. 12 New York Times story on air-conditioners and a pending agreement to reduce green house gases from AC units quoted Nihar Shah, noting his work in the area. The Guardian, AFP News, Taipei Times and the Voice of America also cited his research.

An Oct. 12 Popular Mechanics story featured work on a 1nanometer transistor, work led by Ali Javey, highlighted in a Lab news release, and prominently featured in The Register, Xinhua News, the Daily Cal, Ars Technica, the San Antonio Post, HPC Wire, and dozens of other outlets.

An Oct. 11 Scientific American story on microbes sent into space for drug discovery quoted Tamas Torok and his efforts.

An Oct. 11 MarketWatch opinion piece on embracing renewable energy cited a recent report led by Lisa Schwartz and Chuck Goldman.

An Oct. 11 Kiplinger story on controlling dust during remodels quoted Brett Singer.

An Oct. 10 Public News Service radio story interviewed Ryan Wiser on recent wind energy findings, work first publicized in a Lab news release.

An Oct. 10 R&D.com feature, based on a Lab news release, looked at a “brain modulyzer” to see inside the working brain, research led by Sugeerth Murugesan and Gunther Weber



Friday, October 7, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Oct. 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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An Oct. 7 Technology Review story looked at what could be the smallest transistor, work led by Ali Javey and first appearing in a Lab news release. The Huffington Post, IEEE Spectrum, Cleantechnica, The Verge, UPI news, Hacked.com, EE Times, India Today, the Financial Express and International Business Times were some of the many that also covered his work.

An Oct. 7 editorial in the Sacramento Bee on the need to reduce greenhouse gases cited work by Jeff Greenblatt and Max Wei. Their work was also cited in an Oct. 4 New York Times story as well as in a Toledo Blade editorial on the same subject.

An Oct. 7 R&D.com story featured work on bionic enzymes, work led by John Hartwig and which appeared in a Lab news release.

An Oct. 6 Green Car Congress story, based on a Lab news release, quoted Venkat Srinivasan on a battery workshop held at the Lab.

And, an Oct. 6 story in The Quartz, on whether the pioneer in lithium-ion batteries will ever win a Nobel Prize, also quoted Venkat Srinivasan.

An Oct. 6 Environmental Leader magazine story on advances in wind energy cited a recent report led by Ryan Wiser.

An Oct. 6 Green Car Congress story noted that the Lab will lead a new DOE effort, called the Agile BioFoundry, to standardize processes.

An Oct. 6 Christian Science Monitor story on methane and meeting US climate goals quoted Jeff Greenblatt.

Oct. 5 UPI and Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News stories highlighted work by Axel Visel and Diane Dickel on the role of heart enhancers. The stories were based on a Lab news release.

An Oct. 5 Chemical Processing news story looked at a simpler process for biofuels, work led by Blake Simmons and Seema Singh and which first appeared in a Lab news release.

An Oct. 4 NanotechWeb.org story, based on a Lab news release, featured the moving forward of an upgrade project for the Advanced Light Source and quoted Michael Witherell, Roger Falcone, and Dave Robin.

An Oct. 4 Environmental News Network story featured new research on testing for water contamination, work led by Gary Andersen and Eric Dubinsky with help from Laleh Coté. Phys.Org and Science Blog also ran the story, based on a Lab news release.

An Oct. 3 story in The Atlantic on getting computers to work like human brains quoted Horst Simon.

An Oct. 1 Daily Cal story highlighted new efforts on real-time functional imaging and quoted Naomi Ginsberg, Roger Falcone, Ke Xu, and Alessandra Lanzara.