Friday, September 29, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Sept. 24, 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 October issue of Ocean News magazine features underwater acoustics research led by Xiang Zhang and Chengzhi Shi. The story stemmed from a Lab news release.

A Sept. 29 insideHPC story, based on a Lab news release, looked at a new Lab effort towards quantum computation being led by Irfan Siddiqi, Jonathan Carter, and Bert de Jong. HPC Wire also covered the announcement.

A Sept. 28 BioEnergy News story highlighted several new DOE-funded Community Science Programs at the Joint Genome Institute and quoted Susannah Tringe. BioFuels Digest ran a similar story.

A Sept. 28 Daily Energy story noted a new Lab effort to help protect the grid, an effort led by Daniel Arnold and Sean Peisert and first reported in a Lab news release. Solar Industry Magazine ran a similar story.

A Sept. 27 National Geographic story on renewable portfolio standards quoted Ryan Wiser.

A Sept. 27 Gizmodo story on ancient star maps quoted the Lab’s Khee-Gan Lee.

A Sept. 27 CleanTechnica story featured the development of a “bijel” by Thomas Russell, Joe Forth, and Brett Helms. The story was based on a Lab news release.https://cleantechnica.com/2017/09/27/yet-another-energy-storage-breakthrough-coming-thanks-weirdly-exciting-new-substance/

A Sept. 25 Controlled Environments Magazine highlighted work by Peidong Yang on turning CO2 into fuels. The story was based on a Lab news release.

On Sept. 25, College Magazine ran a Top 10 list of Women in Stem, which included the Lab’s Claire Robertson, Sarah Richardson and Ming Yi.

A Sept. 25 Solar Novus Today story reported on the 10th annual Tracking the Sun report led by Galen Barbose, and Naim Darghouth.

A Sept. 24 Columbus Dispatch story on wind farms in Ohio quoted the Lab’s Joe Rand.




Friday, September 22, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Sept. 17, 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 Sept. 21 Popular Mechanics story featured work on converting CO2 to ethanol, work led by Joel Ager. The story, based on a Lab news release, was also #1 on Reddit’s Science subpage this week. International Business Times and Hydrogen Fuel News were some of the other outlets covering the research.

Meantime, a Sept. 19 CleanTechnica story also looked at Ager’s work along with research by Peidong Yang described in another release this week. 

Yang’s work on the use of copper in a conversion to fuel was also featured in a Chemical & Engineering News story as well.

A Sept. 20 Solar Industry Magazine story highlighted a new utility-scale solar trends report authored by Mark Bolinger, Jo Seel, and Kristina Hamachi LaCommare. PV Magazine also covered their work.

A Sept. 19 Newsweek story on the residual effects of smoking quoted Bo Hang, citing work his group has done in this area.

A Sept. 18 Digital Journal magazine story looked at new Lab hydrogen research and quoted David Prendergast. The story was based on a Lab news release.

A Sept. 17 Xinhua News story looked at the use of a Metal-Organic Framework to store carbon monoxide, work led by Jeff Long.


Friday, September 15, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Sept. 10, 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 Sept. 15 insideHPC story highlighted a Lab-produced podcast with Eva Nogales.

A Sept. 15 Green Sense Radio podcast with Ryan Wiser looked at a new Lab report on the state of the wind industry.

A Sept. 14 Washington Post story on understanding the role of trees in climate change quoted Trevor Keenan.

And a second Sept. 14 Washington Post story looked at hurricane victims suffering from lack of air-conditioning, citing Lab research into indoor air quality.

A Sept. 14 Eos.org story on the Deepwater Horizon spill quoted Gary Andersen and cited his recent research, which first appeared in a Lab news release.

A Sept. 14 story in The Verge looked at the challenge of booming A/C use in India and quoted Nikit Abhyankar, who has done research in the area.

A Sept. 13 Gizmodo story on Alaskan permafrost thaw and its impacts quoted Margaret Torn.

A Sept. 12 Politico story on climate change and storms like Hurricane Harvey quoted Michael Wehner. He also appeared in Greenwire and Axios.com stories.

A Sept. 11 CleanTechnica story looked at a recent Lab report showing the health benefits of renewable energies, a report led by Dev Millstein.

A Sept. 11 Daily Cal story profiled former Lab Director Paul Alivisatos.

A Sept. 10 WUSA-TV story on whether it is possible to charge your phone with a 9-volt battery included an interview with the Lab’s Gerbrand Ceder.



Friday, September 8, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, August 27 – Sept. 8, 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 Sept. 11 issue of The New Yorker includes a story on the detection of cancer tumors and cites work by Mina Bissell.

A Sept. 8 front-page San Francisco Chronicle story quoted Michael Wehner on the effects of climate change and severe weather patterns. Wehner also appeared on CBS This Morning, NPR’s Living Lab, BBC News, KCBS-AM radio, in USA Today, Gonzaga Bulletin, and twice in National Geographic, among others.

A Sept. 6 GreenTech Media story on thermal energy storage quoted Mary Ann Piette.

A Sept. 6 CleanTechnica story highlighted work led by Peidong Yang into the development of a “syngas.” Biofuels Digest also covered the work based on a Lab news release.

A Sept. 5 Engadget story noted that Magic Leap was working with researchers from the Molecular Foundry to create light-bending nanomaterials. The work was first featured in a Lab news release.

A Sept. 5 Radio Free Asia story on a new carbon trading plan in China quoted the Lab’s David Fridley.

An August 28 Daily Cal story highlighted the Deep Learning for Climate project led by the Lab’s Prabhat.

An August 28 story in the Journal of Petroleum Technology looked at a better understanding of microbial communities near oil wells, work made possible by the Joint Genome Institute.

An August 28 Scientific American story on wind energy cited a recent wind technologies report produced by the Lab.