Friday, March 21, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 16, 2014


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.

The March issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine includes a look at the debate over cool surfaces and quotes the Lab’s Ronnen Levinson, citing Lab efforts in the field.

A March 17 NPR story featured research on third-hand smoke led by the Lab’s Bo Hang. His work was widely covered including by Fox News, National Geographic, the Sacramento Bee, UPI, Daily Mail and many others. He also conducted interviews with BBC News and CBS News radio.
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/03/17/thirdhand-smoke-poses-cancer-risk/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2582248/Third-hand-smoke-sticky-brown-residue-smokers-walls-furniture-MORE-dangerous-children-passive-smoking-warn-experts.html
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Mumbai/Third-hand-smoke-can-trigger-cancer/articleshow/32196048.cms
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/274143.php
http://guardianlv.com/2014/03/third-hand-smoke-poses-real-dangers/
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/lifestyle/archives/2014/03/20140317-095317.html
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13921226000183

The spring issue of California magazine includes a look at the many elements on the Periodic Table that were discovered at UC Berkeley and the Lab.

A March 18 Live Science story on the recent report of finding gravitational ripples quoted the Lab’s Uros Seljak.

A March 19 Scientific American story covered Berkeley Lab startup Exogen and quoted cofounder Sylvain Costes and Jonathan Tang. KQED also covered their effort.

A March 17 R&D magazine story featured the development of a new gene expression map by a consortium led by the Lab’s Susan Celniker. China Press also covered the work.