Monday, November 28, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Nov. 13-27, 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 Nov. 27 story in The Epoch Times noted William Stringfellow co-authored a recent report on wastewater in California’s Central Valley.

A Nov. 22 story in The Scientist looked at efforts using atomic-scale 3D imaging to help better understand photosynthesis, work led by Junko Yano, Jan Kern and Vittal Yachandra.  The work, which first appeared in a Lab news release, was also covered by Yahoo News/Spain and Optics & Photonics News.

A Nov. 23 Daily Cal story featured a new way to visualize the center of cells, work led by Carolyn Larabell and Mark Le Gros. NanoWerk also ran a story on the research based on a Lab news release.

A Nov. 22 InsideHPC podcast with Eva Nogales looked at cryo-EM w/supercomputers

A Nov. 20 Xinhua News story the latest Top 500 supercomputer list quoted Horst Simon. Number 5 on the list this year is NERSC’s CORI machine. IEEE Spectrum, ComputerWorld, PC World and many others also covered CORI’s inclusion.

A Nov. 18 Vice.com story looked at work at the Joint Genome Institute using GMOs for carbon fixation. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News also covered the research, which appeared in a JGI news release.

A Nov. 17 Los Angeles Times story highlighted efforts led by Kris Niyogi to boost photosynthesis. The work was widely covered, including by the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Science Magazine, Science News, Technology Review, Yahoo News, Xinhua News and more, many based on a Lab news release.
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/11/how-turning-plants-sunshield-can-grow-bigger-crops
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602932/super-fast-growing-gm-plants-could-yield-the-next-green-revolution/
https://www.yahoo.com/news/scientists-modify-plants-making-them-sunlight-better-190301957.html

A Nov. 17 India West story, based on a Lab news release, looked at work by Ramamoorthy Ramesh to create a new material to improve efficiency of computers.

A Nov. 17 International Business Times story on new revelations about quark-gluon plasma, and based on a Lab news release, cited work led by Xin-Nian Wang. LiveScience.com also feature the research.

A Nov. 16 podcast of the Energy Transition Show included an interview with Ryan Wiser and the future of wind power.

A Nov. 16 Smithsonian Magazine story highlighted work by Trevor Keenan showing how plants have stabilized CO2 emissions, for now. Climate Change News also covered his work, which first appeared in a Lab news release.

A Nov. 16 KGO-TV ABC Bay Area story on making batteries safer included an interview with Nitash Balsara.

A Nov. 15 Seeker.com video and story looked at the evolution of the Darfur Stoves project and included Danny Wilson.

A Nov. 14 EnergyWire story looked at work by several Cyclotron Road innovators— including CalWave, Opus 12, and Mallinda—and quoted Philip Taynton and Ilan Gur.


Friday, November 11, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Nov. 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 Nov. 10 Washington Post story featured work led by Trevor Keenan showing plants are slowing the growth rate of atmospheric CO2. His work was widely covered including by the BBC, The Guardian, The Economist, Christian Science Monitor, New Scientist, Gizmodo, Yahoo News, Chemistry World, The Verge, Xinhua News, and numerous others, many based on a Lab news release.

On Nov. 9, Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture, posted a blog on her recent visit to the Lab where she met members of various divisions and visited the Advanced Light Source.

A Nov. 8 EE Times story highlighted work led by Alex Zettl on high-efficiency perovskite solar cells.

A Nov. 4 GreenWire story noted the Lab received several R&D100 awards this year. The awards were also featured on Energy.gov and via a Lab story as well.


Friday, November 4, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Oct. 23- Nov. 4, 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 Nov. 4 Technology Review story on computing with lasers quoted Horst Simon.

A Nov. 4 Science News story on the possibility of finding a new state of matter quoted Spencer Klein.

A Nov. 4 Technology.org story featured work by Mohammad Mofrad on how cells keep errors in check.

A Nov. 3 IEEE Spectrum story on Tesla’s planned solar roofs quoted Ronnen Levinson.

A Nov. 2 Scientific American story on the promise of wind and solar for Africa quoted Grace Wu and Ranjit Deshmukh.

A Nov. 2 Renewable Energy magazine story noted one company that will be working with the Lab via the DOE’s Small Business Vouchers program.

An Oct. 28 Physics Today story noted that the Lab hires the most postdoctoral researchers of all federally funded R&D centers.

An Oct. 27 ClimateWire story on wind and solar as political topics quoted Ryan Wiser.

An Oct. 27 Capital Public Radio story on the safety of food being irrigated with oil wastewater quoted William Stringfellow.

An Oct. 27 GreenTechMedia story on the drop in wind prices quoted, and cited a report led by, Ryan Wiser.

An Oct. 27 Scientific American story looked at work led by Axel Visel showing how snakes may have lost their legs.  Antoine Snijders was also quoted. The work was widely covered including by Gizmodo, Nature World News, BioTechniques and more.

An Oct. 26 Wired story looked at work at the Advanced Light Source that is revealing mysterious writings in mummy coffins.

An Oct. 26 Physics World story on record-breaking laser-electron interactions quoted Wim Leemans.

An Oct. 26 Daily Cal story noted the discovery of thousands of new microbes, work led by Jill Banfield. The story also quoted Adam Arkin with similar stories appearing on MSN Taiwan, Seeker.com and Nature World News.

An Oct. 25 Science News story on the search for dark matter quoted Kathryn Zurek.

An Oct. 24 Green Car Congress story on the new HydroGEN consortium noted the Lab’s involvement.