Thursday, December 22, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Dec. 11-22, 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 Dec. 21 story in The Guardian on corporations banking on wind power quoted Ryan Wiser.

A Dec. 20 Symmetry magazine story on the year’s highlights in particle physics noted achievements by the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA).

A Dec. 20 Engineering and News Record story on wave energy efforts included Marcus Lehmann and his CalWave effort.

The December issue of Metal Architecture magazine includes a look at Chu Hall.

Michael Stadler was a recent guest on the Austrian TV talk show, Science Talk.

A Dec. 20 Nature World News story, based on a Lab news release, featured work led by Michael Wehner and Dáithí Stone showing human-induced climate change. Their work was widely covered including by London’s The Independent, NDTV, the Economic Times, India Today, and Pakistan’s The Nation, among others.

A Dec. 19 Energy Manager Today story quoted Dale Sartor in a piece on the energy efficiency of data centers.

A Dec. 19 CleanTechnica story noted the Lab would benefit from two ARPA-E awards for improving crops of the future. More details on the awards were publicized in a Lab news release.

A Dec. 19 Utility Dive opinion piece written by Ryan Wiser, Ben Paulos, Maureen Hand and Jo Seel, looked at reducing wind energy costs by increasing the size of turbines.

A Dec. 19 Business Standard story featured work on a new way to see electric signals in the heart and brain, work publicized in a Lab news release and led by Jason Horng and Halleh Balch. The Deccan Herald and Statesmen ran similar stories.

A Dec. 16 EuraAsia Review story, based on a Lab news release, highlighted work led by Naama Raz-Yaseef, Margaret Torn, Yuxin Wu, and Tim Kneafsey on measuring CO2 emissions during spring arctic thaw.

A Dec. 16 Huffington Post story featured work by Trevor Keenan showing how plants may have temporarily slowed global warming. The story was based on a Lab news release.

A Dec. 15 San Francisco Chronicle story covered Gov. Jerry Brown’s talk at this year’s American Geophysical Union meeting in which he referenced the Lab’s work. KTVU-Channel 2, KQED, The Register, and Vice.com were among other outlets that covered his comments.

A Dec. 13 Big Think story on the shape of the universe quoted David Schlegel.

A Dec. 11 New York Times story on the search for safer batteries quoted Ilan Gur of Cyclotron Road.

A Dec. 11 Los Angeles Times story on California’s climate fight quoted Jeff Greenblatt.


Friday, December 9, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Dec. 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 Dec. 8 Mother Nature Network story on the safety of e-cigarettes quoted Hugo Destaillats and referenced research from a Lab news release. 

A Dec. 8 Deutsche Welle story on efforts to improve energy efficiency of data centers cited a recent Lab report led by Dale Sartor, Sarah Smith, Richard Brown, and Magnus Herrlin.

The Winter issue of California magazine includes a story on future climate research efforts and contained interviews with Jeffrey Long and Inez Fung.

A Dec. 6 Scope blog story noted work at the Advanced Light Source by Simon Teat, and first highlighted in a Lab news release, using crystals to clean contaminated water.

A Dec. 6 Door & Window Market magazine story looked at a new device to measure the energy performance of windows, co-developed by the Lab’s Charlie Curcija. US Glass Network ran a similar story.

A Dec. 6 story in The Guardian noted that Silicon Valley giants are targeting 100% renewable energy and cited Lab reports led by Galen Barbose, Mark Bolinger, Jo Seel and Naim Darghouth. Newsweek ran a similar story.

A Dec. 6 Time magazine story on what to know before replacing your furnace included tips from the Lab’s Max Sherman.

A Dec. 5 Greentech Media story on the increasing size of wind turbines quoted Ryan Wiser. The Atlantic’s CityLab.com blog ran a similar story.



Friday, December 2, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Nov. 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 Dec. 2 Daily Cal story featured work on metastable materials led by Kristin Persson, Gerd Ceder, and Wenhao Sun. James Analytis was also quoted in the story which was based on a Lab news release.

A Dec. 1 R&D.com feature, based on a Lab news release, covered efforts with help from Simon Teat on developing crystals that can detect and cleanse contaminated water. NewAtlas.com also featured the work.

On Nov. 30 TechBriefs.tv highlighted a Lab video and research into the search for longer lasting batteries, work involving the Advanced Light Source, David Shapiro, and others.

A Nov. 30 Health Data Management story featured Kristofer Bouchard and efforts to handle the large amount of data expected from brain research as first reported in a Lab news release.

A Nov. 30 Utility Dive opinion piece written by Ryan Wiser, Jo Seel and Ben Paulos, looked at the future, and costs, of wind energy. Ars Technica also covered similar work led by Wiser.

And a Nov. 29 ClimateWire story also looked at a new report on the lower costs of wind turbines and quoted report author Ryan Wiser.

A Nov. 29 Daily Cal story on the use of gene manipulation to improve photosynthesis highlighted work led by Kris Niyogi. The Illinois Ag Connection also covered his work based on a Lab news release.

A Nov. 29 Daily Cal story noted that five Lab researchers—Kris Niyogi, Mary Gaillard, David Shuh, Howard Matis, and Eleanor Blakely—were all named AAAS Fellows. A Lab news release also publicized their inclusion.

A Nov. 29 Economic Times story on how genes and birthplace can affect your gut microbes looked at work, based on a Lab news release, co-led by Antoine Snijders, Jian-Hua Mao, and Sasha Langley. India Today and The South Asian Times also covered their work.