Friday, January 27, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 22, 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 Jan. 26 UPI News story featured work on vanadium dioxide, work led by Junqiao Wu and which first appeared in a Lab news release. The International Business Times and others also covered the work.

A Jan. 26 Davis Enterprise story on the dangers of e-cigarettes quoted Hugo Destaillats and cited work he led in the area.

A Jan. 26 Arizona Republic story on the impacts of distributed solar cited a new report by Galen Barbose. Energy Manager Today also covered his findings.

A Jan. 26 GreenTech Media story looked at results of a study on solar and wind prices, work led by Mark Bolinger and Joachim Seel.

A Jan. 23 CleanTechnica story, based on a Lab news release, noted a $5 million donation from the Simons family to support Lab research and to fund the Lab’s first endowed chair.

A Jan. 23 Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News story on big data helping to understand the structures of protein noted that the work was made possible by the Joint Genome Institute.


Friday, January 20, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Jan. 14-20, 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 Jan. 20 Daily Cal story noted a $5 million donation from Jim and Marilyn Simons to help research efforts and create the Lab’s inaugural endowed chair. The story, based on a Lab news release, quoted Ivy Clift and mentioned inaugural chair holder, Jiang Lin. The Sing Tao Daily also ran a story on the donation.

A Jan. 20 PV Magazine story looked at a new report by Galen Barbose on the impacts of distributed solar.

On Jan. 19 NationalGeographic.com ran a Q&A with the Lab’s Michael Wehner on the effects of rising temperatures.

A Jan. 19 Epoch Times story on the cost and benefits of renewable energy quoted Andrew Mills.

A Jan. 19 Eurasia Review story on China’s efforts to fight smog quoted David Fridley.

A Jan. 18 Forbes story looked at new work led by Marc Fischer and Seongeun Jeong showing higher-than-expected levels of methane in the Bay Area. The Daily Cal, Patch.com, and others also covered their findings, first appearing in a Lab news release.

A Jan. 18 KQED story on the Aliso Canyon gas storage field noted Lab involvement in helping to understand the risk to existing wells.

A Jan. 18 UC News story, based on a Lab news release, looked at work on e-cigarettes led by Lara Gundel, Hugo Destaillats and Marion Russell.

A Jan. 14 Wired story on dark matter quoted Kathryn Zurek.



Friday, January 13, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 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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A Jan. 13 BBC News story looked at the practical uses of Roman concrete, based on previous research conducted at the Advanced Light Source by Paulo Monteiro.

A Jan. 12 Harvard Gazette story noted Harvard researchers used the Advanced Light Source to find new catalysts to speed chemical processes.

A Jan. 11 feature on R&D.com, based on a Lab news release, looked at work by Dean Toste, Hans Bechtel and Michael Martin to help better understand the structural properties of catalysts.

A Jan. 10 Mashable.com story on power that’s required for video streaming quoted Arman Shehabi. The Seattle Times ran a similar story noting previous Lab research in this area.

A Jan. 9 Midwest Energy News story on state-level renewable policies cited work led by Ryan Wiser, Dev Millstein and Galen Barbose

A Jan. 7 InsideHPC.com story looked at work by Trevor Keenan on using supercomputers to help shed light on more accurate plant models. The story was based on an earlier Lab news release.



Friday, January 6, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Dec. 23, 2016-Jan. 6, 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 Jan. 5 EnergyWire story on state-level renewable policies cited work led by Ryan Wiser, Dev Millstein and Galen Barbose. Windpower Engineering & Development ran a similar story.

A Jan. 4 Marin Independent Journal story on testing for pathogens in water quoted Gary Andersen, whose PhyloChip technology will be used in the project.

A story in the most recent California magazine looks at work by Carl Haber to help recover sounds of native California tribes.

A Jan. 4, PBS Nova Next story on the continuing discovery of new microbes noted work by the Lab’s Jill Banfield and Tanja Woyke.

A Dec. 29 Technology Review story on research into artificial photosynthesis quoted the Lab’s Ian Sharp, and noted the work being done at the Lab’s Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP). MoneyInc.com also noted work at JCAP by Peidong Yang, and Chris and Michelle Chang in its list of top 5 new energy sources currently under development.

A recent story in Consumers Digest looked at range hoods, quoting Iain Walker and citing work done here at the Lab.

A Dec. 29 InsideHPC story looked at the Materials Project and included a video of Kristin Persson.