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. 
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 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 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.