Friday, June 23, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 19, 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. 
The June 23 edition of KQED’s Forum program included an interview with Travis O’Brien on severe climate conditions. (audio will be available later today)

A June 22 Science News story covered work led by Cheryl Kerfeld on a better understanding of bacterial microcompartments. The story was based on a Lab news release.

A June 22 Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News story highlighted work led by Gary Karpen and Amy Strom into a better understanding of heterochromatins. The story was based on a Lab news release and similar stories appeared in and R&

On June 22, R& ran a feature, based on a Lab news release, on Lab research that could lead to the next generation of X-ray lasers. The story quoted Wim Leemans, Ross Schlueter, Soren Prestemon, Henrik von der Lippe, and Diego Arbelaez.

A June 22 Richmond Standard story highlighted a visit to Berkeley Lab by Richmond Kennedy High School IT students.

A June 21 New York Times obituary highlighted the life of former Lab astrophysicist Jerry Nelson. The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and many others also ran stories of his passing.

A June 20 Science Times story on deadly heat waves quoted Michael Wehner. Similar stories also appeared in and Climate Central.

A June 20 Wired magazine story highlighted work led by Gao Liu and Jinghua Guo, showing how seaweed could improve the performance of a lithium-sulfur battery. The work was featured in a recent Lab news also ran a story on their work.

A June 19 R& story, based on a Lab news release, looked at work led by Xiang Zhang on using sound waves to help particles self-assemble. The story also quoted Nicolas Bachelard.

The latest Top 500 list of supercomputers put NERSC’s Cori as 6th most powerful in the world. That news was seen in Popular Mechanics, Technology Review, Xinhua News and dozens of other news outlets.