Friday, August 4, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 30, 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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This week’s Grizzly Peak fire received substantial news coverage mentioning the Lab and the fire’s proximity. Stories were in all major local news outlets including the East Bay Times, NBC Bay Area, ABC Bay Area, CBS Bay Area TV newscasts, and more.

An Aug. 4 International Business Times story featured work led by Daniel Kasen and Francois Foucart, who used NERSC to understand what happens when a black hole collides with a neutron star. Daily Galaxy, Inverse.com and insideHPC also covered their work based on a Lab news release.

An Aug. 3 Science magazine story on a new way to capture neutrinos quoted Natalie Roe.

An Aug. 3 Youngstown State news story profiled two summer interns: Youngstown professor Alina Lazar and her student, Zackary Harnett, who were here with the Visiting Faculty Program.

An Aug. 2 Scottish Daily Record story highlighted new findings on e-cigarettes, work led by Hugo Destaillats. The Daily Mail and Independent Online also covered his findings.

An Aug. 1 Xinhua News story, based on a Lab news release, featured work led by Peidong Yang and Woochul Lee on a crystalline semiconductor.

The August/September issue of Bay Area Monitor looked at cool pavements and quoted Haley Gilbert. The story was partially based on a Lab news release.

A July 31 ABC7 Bay Area story featured the audio restoration work of Carl Haber and Earl Cornell.

A July 31 Boulder Daily Camera 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.

A July 31 story in Code Watcher magazine noted that Brett Singer and Max Wei will lead an effort to help California establish net zero energy homes. The story was partially based on a Lab news release.

A July 31 IEEE Spectrum magazine story on the search for Planet Nine noted the involvement of Peter Nugent, Michael Medford, Danny Goldstein, and NERSC’s Cori supercomputer.

A July 29 Renewable Energy Magazine story, based on a Lab news release, noted that Tim Kneafsey and the Lab would be leading a new geothermal technology project. ChEnected.com, a publication of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, also covered the announcement.

A July 28 IEEE Spectrum story covered research led by Haimei Zheng and Kaiyang Niu on a new material that may help convert CO2 to fuel. Xinhua News, the Economic Times, and Cosmos Magazine were among others that covered the findings based on a Lab news release.