Friday, December 7, 2018

Week Ending December 7

Lab news releases earned the following coverage:

R&D Magazine, ECN, San Francisco Business Times, and others quoted Ramamoorthy Ramesh (MSD) on a paper recently published in Nature and also highlighted in a Lab Q&A on next-generation computer chips.

c&en, Sci-News, and Chemistry World reported a Lab release on Jackie Gates’ (NSD) development of a new tool, FIONA, to produce the first direct measurements of two superheavy elements.

The Lab or Lab staff appeared in the following media:

CNBC conducted an extensive interview at the ALS with user Will Cheuh of Stanford and spoke with Vince Battaglia (ETA) in his lab about the history and future of batteries, producing a comprehensive 8-minute video showcasing both scientists.

The Washington Post, AP, and other outlets ran a piece on Claudia Sheinbaum, a former Lab postdoc and member of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, who was sworn into office this week as the first elected female mayor of Mexico City.

The Wall Street Journal mentioned the Lab in a humorous piece on “Berkeley Time,” in which classes -- and maybe meetings -- start 10 minutes after the hour.

Symmetry Magazine quoted Mateusz Ploskon (NSD) in a story on LHC scientists, featuring the ALICE nuclear-physics experiment.

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists reported on a recent Lab project led by Evan Mills (ETA) produced with the California Energy Commission to measure the significant energy consumption of video games and their carbon footprint.

HPC Wire featured Kathy Yelick (CS) for being named a AAAS Fellow for significant research contributions to programming languages, compilers and parallel computing, and for exceptional service to the computing research community.

Utility Dive quoted Mary Ann Piette (ETA) in a piece on utilities integrating strategies to pursue energy efficiency, demand response, and distributed resources.

In a piece on reducing energy consumption in hospitals, Gas & Electricity mentioned Lab work on air quality improvements reducing the transmission of airborne illnesses within hospitals.