Monday, June 19, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 11, 2017

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 recent YTN TV Korea documentary featured work done at the Lab’s Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis and included interviews with Frances Houle, Francesca Toma, and Jason Cooper, among others.
https://youtu.be/4evyidmtmQM

JCAP’s research was also mentioned in a June 13 Technology Review story.

A June 16 Daily Commercial News story highlighted an effort co-led by Jessica Granderson to create a “sensor in a suitcase” to measure building efficiency. The story was based on a Lab news release.

A June 15 HPC Wire story on open source computing included an interview with David Donofrio and Anastasiia Butko.

A June 14 R&D magazine story, based on a Lab news release, looked at the use of seaweed to boost lithium-sulfur batteries, work led by Gao Liu. Renewable Energy Magazine, ChemEurope, TechRadar and others also featured the work.

A June 14 story in The Scientist looked at work from JGI on expanding the microbial tree of life and quoted Nikos Kyrpides. A similar story on the work appeared on Seeker.com.

A June 14 Bloomberg story on quantum computing quoted Marcos Lopez de Prado.

On June 13 the Santa Cruz Sentinel ran an obituary for former Lab astrophysicist Jerry Nelson.

A June 12 IEEE Spectrum story on single-layer 2-D magnets cited recent work done at the Lab.

A June 9 Science Times story highlighted research co-led by the Lab and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis showing new findings that may lead to a solar fuel breakthrough. The story quoted Jeff Neaton and was based on a Lab news release.

The German magazine, P.M., recently ran a full-page photo from former Lab photographer Roy Kaltschmidt in conjunction with a story on the search for neutrinos.



Friday, June 9, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 4, 2017

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 June 9 Farmers’ Advance story looked at work by Nick Smith on a better understanding of how plants react to hotter climates.

A June 8 story in The Atlantic on cosmic voids quoted Greg Aldering.

A June 7 Green Car Congress story on Google Street View cars used for high-resolution pollution mapping quoted the Lab’s Joshua Apte. A similar story on the project in Wired magazine quoted Ron Cohen.

A June 6 insideHPC story noted that Erich Strohmaier has been named an ISC Fellow in recognition of his efforts to advance high performance computing.

A June 5 Chemical & Engineering News story profiled Molecular Foundry researcher Xiaoxi Wei.

A June 5 Biomass Magazine story featured work at the Joint Genome Institute showing how fungal enzymes can break down cellulose and quoted Igor Grigoriev.

A June 5 Power-Technology.com story looked at work at the Lab’s Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis.

A June 5 GenomeWeb.com story noted a workshop at the Joint Genome Institute that looked at how to advance the microbiome field.

A June 2 Science story looked at the work of Diane Dickel on ultraconserved elements.

A June 2 Technology.org story featured a “sensor in a suitcase,” work led at the Lab by Jessica Granderson.



Friday, June 2, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 28, 2017

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 June 1 Sacramento Bee story on Gov. Jerry Brown’s climate efforts quoted Jeff Greenblatt.

A June 1 PV Magazine story on the price people pay for solar highlighted a new report co-authored by Lab researchers.

May 31 USA Today story featured work on the Lab’s research into thirdhand smoke and quoted Bo Hang and Jian-Hua Mao. New York’s WNYW-Fox TV also featured the work that evening including an interview with Antoine Snijders. Both stories, based on a Lab news release, were syndicated and appeared in numerous other newspapers and TV newscasts this week.

A May 31 Travel Weekly story on the debate over laptops on airplanes quoted Robert Kostecki.

A May 30 insideHPC story, based on a Lab news release, highlighted work at NERSC that will improve paper manufacturing, led here by David Trebotich.

A May 30 Utility Dive story, also based on a Lab news release, looked at two new Lab projects to help develop zero net energy homes and quoted Max Wei and Brett Singer.

A May 29 Voice of America story noted the Lab’s research showing the benefits of walking and running, work led by Paul Williams.

A May 29 San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece on the recent WannaCry ransomware computer attack was written by the Lab’s Elizabeth Bautista.

A May 29 Women’s Health magazine story, based on a Lab news release, looked at work by Chris Chang showing the benefits of copper in reducing fat.

A May 28 Xinhua News story featured work at the Advanced Light Source unlocking the mystery of why some rocks float and quoted Michael Manga. The work was based on a Lab news release and also featured in Science Times.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 21, 2017

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 May 26 Energy Live News story highlighted two Lab projects that will help homes be zero net energy, work led by Brett Singer, Max Wei, and Rengie Chan. The story was based on a Lab news release.

A May 26 Daily Cal story on innovation in Berkeley noted the work of Kris Bouchard and Prabhat.

A May 25 Yale Environment360 story on the energy performance gap for green buildings quoted Evan Mills.

A May 25 Southern California Public Radio story on cool pavements included an interview with Ronnen Levinson. The work, similar of which was recently reported in a Lab news release, was also featured on a KABC-7 TV Southern California television news story.

A May 24 Indian Express story featured work at the Advanced Light Source unlocking the mystery of why some rocks float and quoted Michael Manga. The work, based on a Lab news release, was also featured in R&D.com, the Business Standard and others.

A May 24 AgWeb story looked at the carbon stored in soil, work led by Caitlin Hicks Pries.

A May 23 Biofuels News story noted work by Kris Niyogi that unlocked the genome of green alga, which may lead to a breakthrough in biofuels. Canadian Biomass Magazine, Renewable Energy Magazine and Science And Technology Research News also covered his work based on a Lab news release.

A May 23 San Francisco Chronicle story on the administration’s proposed budget mentioned the Lab, as did a similar story in PV Magazine.

A May 22 Sacramento Bee story on CRISPR-cas9 gene editing quoted Gurkern Sufi and Arshia Firouzi.

A May 22 New Scientist story on a look at potential radiation damage to DNA sent into space quoted Andrew Wyrobek.

A May 19 Gizmodo story on the search for dark matter quoted Kathryn Zurek.