Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Week Ending March 21

Media mentions
Forbes cited ETA research on decision-making when exposed to high quantities of CO2.

Physics World mentioned the Lab and Paul Alivisatos (MSD) in a piece on nanocrystals showing near-perfect photoluminescence.

HPCwire mentioned the Lab, NERSC, and the BISICLES ice-sheet model in a piece on probing antarctic vulnerabilities.

HPCwire mentioned the Lab, including research by Prabhat (NERSC) and the University of Illinois, on optimizing the I/O performance of HPC applications with autotuning.

HPCwire mentioned the Lab as part of a team of computer scientists from national labs helping to identify challenges of extremely heterogeneous architectures.

Utility Dive ran a piece on agricultural demand response by Arian Aghajanzadeh (ETA).

Biofuels Digest ran a piece on plant-based biofuels for jets, based on a Lab release.

Ars Technica cited an ETA survey on community sentiment about local wind turbines.

Huffpost mentioned a Lab study on the ideal office temperature for employee productivity.

Berkeleyside ran a memoriam of former employee Geores W. Buttner-Clevenger who reportedly, after retiring, ran the entire length of Route 66.

Week Ending March 15

Media mentions
EoS quoted Jonathan Ajo-Franklin (EESA), in a piece on the potential of dark fiber cables to augment early earthquake warning systems, research promoted by a Lab release.

Forbes ran a Smoot Cosmology Group graphic with a mention of the Lab, in a story on why the multiverse must exist.

Green Car Congress, Science Daily, Biofuels Digest, The Daily Cal, and others ran stories on Lab research published in Nature Microbiology on beetle guts’ microbiomes holding promise for biofuels, quoting Javier Ceja-Navarro (EESA) from the Lab release.

Interesting Engineering, ECN, and others ran a piece on new findings that could turn ordinary semiconducting materials into quantum machines, quoting Emma Regan
(MSD) from the Lab release.
Symmetry mentioned the Lab, SLAC, DESY and CERN in a piece on the potential of plasma wakefield acceleration.
insideHPC and Green Car Congress ran stories on the HPC4mfg program, mentioning the Lab.
HPCwire quoted the Lab’s Karen Tu (CRD) in a piece on overcoming network and storage bottlenecks in HPC & AI.
Berkeleyside ran Lab piece on last month’s WSEC event and women supporting women at Berkeley Lab.
In a piece on new flood risk maps for Bay Area residents, Bay City Beacon mentioned Lab work with SFPUC on an advanced precipitation model to predict changes in rainfall.

Week Ending March 8

Media mentions
Physics Today ran a piece on Ernest Lawrence’s “brilliant failure,” color television.
Susannah Tringe (JGI) talks about using genetic data to study the "microbiome" of soil on DOE’s Direct Current podcast recorded live at the AAAS meeting in Washington DC.
Pleasanton Weekly ran a piece on the inductees into the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame, including Susan Hubbard (EESA).
c&en mentioned Rebecca Abergel’s (CSD) work on ligands that could sequester radioisotopes from the human body in a piece on exploring the frontiers of the periodic table
Freakonomics featured Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter’s (PH) perseverance in measuring the rate of the universe’s expansion in an episode on "How to Fail Like a Pro."

Friday, March 1, 2019

Week Ending March 1

Lab news releases earned the following coverage:

Physics mentioned Anthony Gonsalves (PH) and colleagues at the Lab in a piece on wakefield acceleration and shrinking the size of accelerator facilities. Interactions, Ars Technica, Scienmag, Photonics, The Wire, and others also picked up the Lab release.
R&D Magazine, Engadget, Interesting Engineering, Techspot and others ran articles from the Lab release on a new electron microscope that is the fastest electron detector developed to date.

Lab Equipment ran a piece mentioning research by Joel Ager (JCAP) and Yanwei Lum, featured earlier in a Lab release, on the potential of copper to act as a catalyst for turning carbon dioxide into sustainable chemicals and fuels without wasteful byproducts.

The Lab or Lab staff appeared in the following media:

Nature ran a picture of a Lab researcher, mentioning the Lab, in a piece on “plausible predictions of fantasy materials.”

In  piece on new techniques revealing how cells and matrix communicate Nature mentioned Mina Bissell’s (BIO) early ideas on this bidirectional relationship.

insideHPC reported that NERSC hosted a GPU Hackathon in preparation for the arrival of the Perlmutter Supercomputer, quoting Brian Friesen (NERSC).

insideHPC reported on the Lab’s ClimateNet deploying machine learning for global climate science.

HPCwire reported that John Shalf (CRD), will speak at the ISC High Performance conference on how the eventual demise of Moore’s Law will affect the prospects for HPC.

Physics Today reported that the Lab, RIKEN (Japan), and the University of Tokyo made the first gamma-ray spectroscopic measurements on magnesium-40, revealing an unexpected nuclear structure.

ScienceNews ran a piece on superheavy element research, quoting Jackie Gates (NSD) on her work with colleagues to directly measure the masses of isotopes of nihonium and moscovium.

ScienceDaily mentioned the Lab among other institutions involved in the creation of a light, durable ceramic aerogel that could be used for applications like insulating spacecraft.
Noticias del Ciencia mentioned the Lab and other institutions for work on hybrid climate models that combine AI and physical modeling.

Men’s Health cited a Lab study on the benefits of running.

ScienceDaily mentioned work led by Penn State and collaborators at the Lab including Jonathan Ajo-Franklin and Thomas Daley using seismic waves to pinpoint and track gas clouds from pumping carbon dioxide into the ground to remove it from the atmosphere.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Week Ending February 22

Lab news releases earned the following coverage:

Science Node, Civil and Structural Engineer, and others ran the Lab release on work by Jonathan Ajo-Franklin, Nate Lindsey, Verónica Rodríguez Tribaldos (all EESA), and Inder Monga (ESnet), on the potential of dark fiber cables to augment early earthquake warning systems.

University of California News ran the Lab release on the 16 elements contributed by the Lab to the periodic table, part of a year-long campaign aligned with the International Year of the Periodic Table, #IYPT2019.

The Daily Cal published a piece on a new molecular blueprint advancing our understanding of photosynthesis based on the Lab release and quoted lead researcher Karen Davies (BIO).
Pique ran a story based on the Lab release on research by Alan Rhoades (EESA), Andrew Jones (EESA), and a UC Davis climate scientist showing that the Sierra snowpack could drop significantly by the end of the century.

The Lab or Lab staff appeared in the following media:

The Wall Street Journal cited the Lab in a piece on the benefits of well-sited wind towers.

Forbes mentioned ESnet and the world record set last year on the network with 1 PB of data transferred in 29 hours.

Science reported that former Lab director and Nobel Laureate Steven Chu will assume a one-year term as AAAS president.

The Washington Post and Forbes cited the Lab in a piece on the rollback of rules regarding energy-efficient light bulbs.

Marin Independent Journal and others picked up the CalMatters piece featuring Lab affiliate Edward Vine (ETA) on housing students with retirees as one solution to the lack of affordable housing.

Freakonomics radio featured Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter, along with celebrities such as Conan O’Brien, Jennifer Egan and Rosanne Cash, in a piece titled “Where Do Good Ideas Come From?”

Physics Today ran a piece by Wim Leemans (PH) on progress in plasma physics and accelerator science research advancing astrophysics, energy production, and other science.

Prabhat (NERSC) is mentioned as a finalist for the Gordon Bell Prize in insideHPC, which highlighted the impact of Ai.

The Herald Democrat profiled nuclear physicist James Harris and reported him to be “one of only two Texans...and the only African-American” responsible for the discovery of a new element, in this case element 104, discovered by a team at the Lab and eventually named Rutherfordium.

Cosmos quoted Trevor Keenan (EESA) and mentioned the Lab’s AmeriFlux management project in a piece on discovering an overestimate of daytime plant respiration.

Physics World mentioned the Lab, along with other national labs, as a key facility in materials-science research in reference to a new report Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey
that emphasized the importance of collaboration.
In a piece on HPC code portability, InsideHPC mentioned Singularity, the open-source framework originally developed by the Lab.
Physics World reported on a new result involving magnetic monopoles obtained at the ALS that will be of interest in developing spintronics and information technology devices of the future.
San Jose Mercury News and others ran a profile piece on Kamala Harris that mentioned her mother’s work as a scientist at the Lab and quoted Mina Bissell (BSE).
Physics World quoted Arman Shehabi (ETA) on energy efficiency measures for data centers.
InsideHPC and HPCwire pictured NERSC’s Wayne Hurlbert and Damian Hazen in a piece on the transfer of 43 years’ worth of data to new tape libraries at Shyh Wang Hall.
The Lab was mentioned in a satirical piece in The Daily Cal on 3D printing houses.
c&en mentioned work by Oak Ridge researchers and Lab collaborators in a piece on a new adsorbent soaking up uranium from seawater, leaving interfering ions behind.
Bloomberg Environment mentioned the Lab report on renewable portfolio standards by Galen Barbose (ETA) in a piece on pursuing national clean energy mandates.
San Francisco Examiner cited a Lab study on gas burners and indoor air quality in a piece on the hazards of natural gas.
In a piece on cannabis companies raising money, Forbes cited a Lab study on the electricity costs of cultivating the crop indoors.
The U.S. Department of Justice,SF Gate, and others ran pieces on the conviction of two contractors for their unsuccessful attempt in 2013 to circumvent federal guidelines in awarding contracts in a bid for renovating a Lab building.
Utility Dive quoted Lab affiliate Chris Marnay (ETA) in a piece on de-energizing utility lines as a safety measure.
An article in the San Francisco Chronicle about problems with construction of an Oakland school mentioned that one of the contractors has been indicted on fraud charges related to renovations at the Lab. (Nov. 27)
In a piece on Ong’s Hat and early internet conspiracy games, Gizmodo mentioned research by Nick Herbert as a member of “the boundary-smashing Fundamental Fysiks Group” at the Lab.