Monday, March 13, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 5, 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 March 10 Scientific American 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 The Molecular Foundry’s Jeff Neaton, a coauthor. The Science Times, New York Post, International Business Times and others also covered the work.

A March 9 Science News story highlighted research led by Caitlin Hicks Pries and Margaret Torn showing how microbes could contribute to global warming. Time magazine, and were some of the other outlets covering their work.

A March 6 CBS story featured work co-led by Martin Kunz identifying new evidence of water on Mars. The work done at the Advanced Light Source was widely covered, including by UPI News, the London Telegraph, Yahoo News, Science Times, R&D magazine, the Daily Mail, and numerous other outlets.

A March issue of The Atlantic looked at the “dark matter” of the microbial world and quoted the Joint Genome Institute’s Tanja Woyke on her work with the Microbial Dark Matter project.

A March 4 story in Taiwan’s Tech News looked at possible geothermal sources on the island citing Lab research and a recent talk there by Larry Hutchings.