Friday, October 6, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Oct. 1, 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. 
An Oct. 6 UPI News story on battery technology and EVs quoted the Lab’s Gerbrand Ceder.

An Oct. 5 Los Angeles Times story on Neanderthal DNA quoted Eddy Rubin.

An Oct. 5 Biofuels Digest story noted how Joint Genome Institute researchers are finding novel ways to boost biomass yield.

An Oct. 4 Daily Cal story quoted Lab Director Mike Witherell in a story on UC Berkeley alum Barry Barish receiving the Nobel Prize in physics this week.

An Oct. 4 Davis Enterprise column noted the Lab’s work on understanding air-conditioning’s role in climate change.

An Oct. 2 Public News Service podcast looked at a new report led by Ryan Wiser showing the costs and benefits of renewable portfolio standards.

An October Physics Today column co-written by the Lab’s Spencer Klein looked at ultraperipheral nuclear collisions.

An Oct. 2 Solar Power World story featured a new Lab effort led by Daniel Arnold and Sean Peisert to strengthen the security of the grid, work which first appeared in a Lab news release.

An Oct. 1 Daily Cal story noted funding for quantum computing being led by Bert de Jong, Jonathan Carter, and Irfan Siddiqi. ran a similar story based on a Lab news release.

An Oct. 1 story in The Scientist on computational tools to design DNA looked at Build Optimization Software Tools (BOOST) developed by Ernst Oberortner, Jan-Fang Cheng, Samuel Deutsch, and Nathan Hillson.