Monday, February 6, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 29, 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. 

A Feb. 3 UPI News story highlighted work on thirdhand smoke led by the Lab’s Bo Hang, Jian-Hua Mao and Antoine Snijders. Xinhua News, The Manila Daily Bulletin, The Japan Times, Straits Times, The Hindu, and many others also covered their work, which first appeared in a Lab news release.

A Feb.3 Live Science story, based on a Lab news release, covered the findings of 23,000 atoms in a nanoparticle, work led at the Lab by Mary Scott, Peter Ercius and Colin Ophus. CBS News, R&D, Next Big Future and others also covered the research. KGO-TV Channel 7 also featured the work in their 5:00 PM newscast.

A Feb. 2 San Francisco Business Times story featured the Lab’s Cyclotron Road program and quoted Ilan Gur and several CR researchers.

A Feb. 2 Forbes story highlighted work led by Junqiao Wu on new findings into the uses of vanadium dioxide. EE Times, IFLScience, Indian Express, Live Mint, Financial Express and many others also covered the findings based on a Lab news release.

A Feb. 2 Los Angeles Times story on protests at UC Berkeley mentioned that UC manages Berkeley Lab. There were related stories, mentioning the Lab, on funding to the UC system including by NBC News, Bloomberg, Reuters and other outlets.

A Feb. 2 Consumer Reports story on ways to save home energy cited Lab research into “vampire power.”

The Feb. 1 episode of PBS Nova looked at future batteries and included interviews with Lab-affiliated researchers Venkat Srinivasan and Lynn Trahey and cited work being done at the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research.

A Feb. 1 HPCwire story noted that Richard Gerber is now head of NERSC’s HPC department

A Feb. 1 Dallas Sun story on the energy used in video streaming quoted, and cited work by, Arman Shehabi.

A Feb. 1 ChemEurope story, based on a Lab news release, looked at high-resolution imaging by Guoying Chen offering new insights into batteries. GreenCarCongress and Electrical Energy Storage Magazine also covered her work.

A Jan. 31 ClimateWire story looked at how an immigration ban might affect research institutions and national labs. A related story in Chemistry World quoted Mina Bissell on the topic.

A Jan. 28 New York Times obituary looked at the life of Art Rosenfeld, whose passing was first reported in a Lab news release. The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, KQED, KGO-TV, Focus Taiwan, the Daily Cal, GreenTechMedia, and a publication in the United Arab Emirates, among many others, also covered his death.