Friday, March 24, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News For March 12-24, 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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A March 24 insideHPC story looked at cryo-EM research led by Paul Adams and Pavel Afonine, work that first appeared in a Lab news release.

A March 24 EarthSky.org story featured a new detailed map of cosmic dust developed by Edward Schlafly. Many other outlets ran stories based on a Lab news release including International Business Times, the Daily Mail, Seeker.com and more.

A March 23 Yale e360 story on large-scale solar power quoted Mark Bolinger.

A March 23 Science magazine story looked at the search for dark matter and quoted Kathryn Zurek.

A March 22 Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News story on proteins and diseases featured work led by Jamie Cate.

A March 15 R&D magazine feature highlighted a recent Lab R&D100 winner, work led jointly by The Molecular Foundry and Joint Center for Energy Storage Research.

A March 14 Medical Xpress story looked at the development of a cancer scoring system led by Antoine Snijders and featured in a Lab news release.

A March 14 Synapse story (a UCSF student publication) profiled Mary Maxon.

A March 14 KALW-FM public radio story on farm recycling to reduce greenhouse gas emissions quoted Jeff Greenblatt.

A March 14 Berkeleyside.com story quoted Rick Diamond in a story about his mother’s impact on the understanding of biology of the brain.

A March 14 Mongabay.com highlighted research led by Caitlin Hicks Pries and Margaret Torn showing how microbes could contribute to global warming. CleanTechnica.com ran a similar story, based on a Lab news release, on their research.

A March 13 R&D story looked at work at the ALS led by Harold Barnard helping NASA develop a flexible heat shield for future space missions.

And, on March 13, Design Engineering also looked at work by Barnard at the ALS to help NASA while ceramics.org looked at his efforts to create materials to withstand extreme climates for future space missions. The stories were all based on a series of recent Lab features.

A March 13 Triple Pundit story highlighted research co-led by the Lab and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis showing new findings that may lead to a solar fuel breakthrough. The story quoted The Molecular Foundry’s Jeff Neaton, a coauthor.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 5, 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 March 10 Scientific American story highlighted research co-led by the Lab and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis showing new findings that may lead to a solar fuel breakthrough. The story quoted The Molecular Foundry’s Jeff Neaton, a coauthor. The Science Times, New York Post, International Business Times and others also covered the work.

A March 9 Science News story highlighted research led by Caitlin Hicks Pries and Margaret Torn showing how microbes could contribute to global warming. Time magazine, Seeker.com and Fusion.net were some of the other outlets covering their work.

A March 6 CBS News.com story featured work co-led by Martin Kunz identifying new evidence of water on Mars. The work done at the Advanced Light Source was widely covered, including by UPI News, the London Telegraph, Yahoo News, Science Times, R&D magazine, the Daily Mail, and numerous other outlets.

A March issue of The Atlantic looked at the “dark matter” of the microbial world and quoted the Joint Genome Institute’s Tanja Woyke on her work with the Microbial Dark Matter project.

A March 4 story in Taiwan’s Tech News looked at possible geothermal sources on the island citing Lab research and a recent talk there by Larry Hutchings.


Friday, March 3, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Feb. 26, 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 March 2 Mashable story on Australia’s record-breaking summer temperatures quoted Michael Wehner.

A March 2 Energy Business Review story, based on a Lab news release, highlighted two Lab geothermal projects recently funded by the California Energy Commission. Stories also appeared in Technology.org, ThinkGeoenergy.com and ECN Magazine. Kurt Nihei and Jonny Rutqvist are leading the projects.

A Feb. 27 Forbes story looked at a report on the future of wind energy quoting lead author Ryan Wiser.

On Feb. 27 Federal News Radio highlighted a new 360-degree video of the Molecular Foundry.

A Feb. 27 UPI News story highlighted efforts to measure the risk of meteors, work being done at the Advanced Light Source by Harold Barnard. Space Daily also covered the story, which was based on a Lab news release. On Feb. 28, Space Daily also ran a story on an overview of work at the ALS helping NASA prepare for future space missions.

A recent Asia-Pacific Biotech News 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, also mentioned inaugural chair holder, Jiang Lin.