Friday, July 28, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, July 14 -July 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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Two recent stories highlighted Lab interns in the Berkeley Lab Undergraduate Research (BLUR) program: Anya Nugent was featured in Hamilton College news and Sai Prabhakar was highlighted in the Livermore Independent.

A July 28 DotMED.com story, based on a Lab news release, featured work led by Mark Levin and Jim O’Neil on new tracers to improve PET scan performance. Bionity and Lab Manager also covered their work.

A July 26 E&E News story highlighted a new report led by Galen Barbose on the renewable energy industry. The report was widely cited including by Inside Climate News, Climate Central, Energy Manager Today, and PV Magazine.

A July 26 NPR.com story on the benefits of running cited work by Paul Williams.

A July 26 HPCWire story, based on a Lab news release, noted the renewal of cryo-EM software project PHENIX and quoted Paul AdamsInsideHPC ran a similar story.

A July 25 Summit County Voice story looked at how global warming intensified Colorado floods in 2013. The work, featured in a Lab news release, was co-led by Michael Wehner and Dáithí Stone. InsideHPC also covered the findings.

A July 22 San Jose Mercury News story on pollution at the Port of Oakland noted work led by Tom Kirchstetter.

A July 22 Xinhua News story noted that work on CRISPR by Jennifer Doudna was conducted at the Advanced Light Source.

A July 21 Utility Dive story noted the Lab will be leading a DOE and multi-institutional effort to expand geothermal energy research, to be led by Tim KneafseyEnergyWire and ThinkGeoEnergy also covered the announcement first seen in a Lab news release.

A July 20 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story on solar myths cited two different Lab studies on PVs.

A July 18 Symmetry magazine story on dark matter quoted Kathryn Zurek.

A July 18 GreenCarCongress story, based on a Lab news release, covered the funding renewal for the Joint BioEnergy Institute. Clean Technica also ran a story on the renewal.

A July 17 LiveScience story on the challenges to the Standard Model in physics quoted Zoltan Ligeti.

A July 17 Western Massachusetts News video highlighted research by Alan Meier showing how roof racks cost drivers gas. The findings first appeared last year in a Lab news release.

A July 14 PRI Public Radio story cited work by Nihar Shah and his study of air-conditioning and carbon emissions. Clean Technica and the New Straits Times also covered his findings.







Friday, July 14, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, June 25-July 14, 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 July 14 story in The Scientist looked at a new approach to searching for microbial species and quoted Natalia Ivanova.

A July 13 New York Times story on how changing air-conditioning practices could affect climate change cited work led by Nihar Shah. A similar story also appeared on EE News.

A July 13 Wired magazine story on artificial intelligence and the data needs required quoted Luke de Oliveira.

A July 12 Science magazine story on college students finding work in science settings quoted current Lab intern Reavelyn Pray.
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A July 11 Energy Manager Today story, based on a Lab news release, highlighted recent work led by Eleanor Lee on building energy efficiencies. LEDs Magazine also covered the research.

A July 10 International Business Times story looked at Swiss researchers using NERSC to achieve a quantum-computing breakthrough.

A July 10 insideHPC story, based on a Lab news release, looked at neuromorphic computing and the data required, and quoted Paolo Calafiura, Daniela Ushizima, Kristofer Bouchard and Chao Yang.

A July 5 Science news story quoted Paolo Calafiura in a story on how artificial intelligence is changing how science is conducted.

A July 3 Nature news story highlighted work on the secrets to long-lasting Roman concrete, work led by Advanced Light Source user Marie Jackson. The work, first featured in a Lab news release, was widely covered including by Popular Science, UPI news, Archaeology magazine, EuraAsia Review and more.

A June 30 Amazing Science story featured work led by Hoi-Ying Holman showing how archaea live on our skin. The story was based on a recent Lab news release.

A June 29 Greenwire news story looked at a report on the challenges to wind power, a report led by Ben Hoen and Joe Rand.

A June 28 Yahoo News story, based on a Lab news release, featured work on underwater telecommunication, work led by Xiang Zhang and Chengzhi Shi.

A June 26 Washington Post obituary looked at the life of former Lab astrophysicist Jerry Nelson.

A June 26 CNBC.com story highlighted research showing how microbes may have helped clean up the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, work led by Gary Andersen. The findings, reported first in a Lab news release, were widely covered by Seeker.com, Invisiverse, Science Bulletin and more.

A June 25 story in The Independent on cellphone battery life quoted Ramamoorthy Ramesh.