Friday, February 23, 2018

Week Ending Feb. 23

Junko Yano and Peter Zwart are quoted in a San Jose Mercury feature on construction of the LCLS-II at SLAC, billed as the “world’s most powerful x-ray laser.” It also includes Marilyn Chung’s photos of Lab engineers Joe Wallig and Brian Reynolds. (Feb. 22)

An article in the Point Reyes Light features Gary Andersen, who used the Phylochip to detect human waste in two local creeks. (Feb. 22)

Nanotechnology Now picked up a Lab release from the Molecular Foundry on “DNA origami.” (Feb. 22)

Scicasts picked up a Lab release from Computing on “minimalist machine learning.” (Feb. 22)

Michael Wehner is quoted in an Inside Climate News article on record warm temperatures on the East Coast. (Feb. 21)

Blake Simmons appears in a new documentary that frames the state’s water shortage as a matter of national security, and is quoted in a Bakersfield Californian article about it. (Feb. 21)

The Lab is mentioned in an MIT Technology Review piece on “generative adversarial networks,” or GANs, a new AI technique. (Feb. 21)

Bastian Greshake Tzovaras is quoted in a piece in The Scientist on IT issues with Sci-Hub. (Feb. 20)

Guohong Albert Wu spoke to KJZZ in Arizona on a genetic analysis of citrus, a new Nature study in which he was a co-author. (Feb. 19)

Saul Perlmutter is mentioned in a New York Times article on how Trump’s budget proposal affects dark energy research. (Feb. 19)

The Lab is mentioned in a Detroit Free Press article about the UAW expanding membership into academia. (Feb. 19)

Martin Schoenball is quoted in a Tulsa World article on seismic monitoring. (Feb. 18)

Adam Weber is quoted in a Vox story on the hydrogen economy. (Feb. 16)

Joseph Silber is quoted in a LiveScience piece on a milestone in the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) project, which is led by Berkeley Lab. The article also ran on and (Feb. 16)

Utility Dive cited a Lab study in a piece on post-hurricane demand for batteries. (Feb. 15)