Friday, April 21, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 16, 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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 An April 20 International Business Times story looked at a rare view of a supernova and quoted study co-author Peter Nugent. Based on a Lab news release, the Tech Times and Daily Mail also covered the finding.

An April 20 Discover magazine story looked at the discovery of giant viruses, work led by the Joint Genome Institute’s Frederik Schulz and which appeared in a JGI news release.
An April 19 Energy Live News story, based on a Lab news release, looked at a new collaboration between the Lab and Alphabet Energy on converting waste heat into power. The story quoted the Lab’s Vi Rapp.

An April 18 San Jose Mercury News story on sea level rise cited work by the Lab’s BISICLES project.

A recent New Scientist story on how people’s names are included into the periodic table touched on the origins of Lawrencium and Seaborgium.


Friday, April 14, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 9, 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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An April 14 Xinhua News story looked at work led by Omar Yaghi on a solar-powered device to extract water from dry air. The research, based partially on a Lab news release, was widely covered including by the Indian Express, BoingBoing.net, NPR, the Washington Post, PVBuzz.com and many others.

An April 13 Live Science story on neutrino anomalies at the Daya Bay facility quoted Kam-Biu Luk. The findings were also covered by Science News and first appeared in a Lab news release.

An April 11 Chemistry World story looked at research on the element, berkelium, led by Rebecca Abergel and seen in a Lab news release.

An April 10 Xinhua News story looked at research on renewable energy options in Africa, a report led by Grace Wu, Ranjit Deshmukh and Duncan Callaway. CCTV also covered their findings based on a Lab news release.

An April 9 Newsweek story on quantum computing quoted Marcos Lopez de Prado and Jarrod McClean.

A separate story in Technology Review looked at the Lab’s Cori and Edison computers’ role in moving quantum computing forward.


Friday, April 7, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 2, 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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The April 7 edition of Science Friday included an interview with the Joint Genome Institute’s Frederik Schulz on recent work with Tanja Woyke on the discovery of novel giant viruses. Their work, which appeared in a JGI new release, was widely covered including by Science magazine, The Scientist, New Scientist, Nature, Live Science and the International Business Times.

An April 7 Gizmodo story on plants’ abilities to absorb CO2 quoted Trevor Keenan and cited a recent paper led by him.

An April 6 Science magazine story looked at a possible new anomaly regarding neutrinos from the Daya Bay project and quoted Kam-Biu Luk. The results were also reported in a Lab news release.

An April 4 Pleasanton Weekly story noted that Kathy Yelick was inducted into the 2017 class of the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame.

An April 4 IEEE Spectrum story highlighted research on renewable energy options in Africa, a report led by Grace Wu, Ranjit Deshmukh and Duncan Callaway.

An April 3 Nature World News story, based on a Lab news release, 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 noted the involvement of The Molecular Foundry’s Jeff Neaton, a coauthor.

An April 2 Salon story looked at unique ways to solve for drinking water issues and quoted Ashok Gadgil.

A recent KGO-TV ABC Bay Area story looked at a cosmic dust map first reported in a Lab news release and created by Edward Schlafly.

A recent Science Today podcast, airing on KCBS radio, interviewed Diane Dickel for her work on genome sequencing.

An April 3 Greentech Media story on one of the unique challenges to renewable energy: too much of a good thing, was written by the Lab’s Bentham Paulos and quoted Andrew Mills and Mark Bolinger.

The April 1 issue of The Scientist magazine profiled Mina Bissell and her cancer research.