Monday, March 31, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 23, 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.

A March 30 National Geographic blog story and video highlighted the Lab’s participation in the recent 2014 BioBlitz and included interviews with Gabrielle Pecora and John Hulls. Pecora was also quoted in a recent Marin Independent Journal story on her work in studying human waste as compost.

A March 30 New Scientist story on the strength of oyster shells quoted the Lab’s Rob Ritchie.

A March 27 USA Today story on an artificial chromosome quoted the Lab’s Adam Arkin.

A March 26 Fast Co.Exist story featured Lab start up Exogen and quoted cofounders Sylvain Costes and Jonathan Tang.

A March 26 Brazilian news story looked at climate research in the Amazon, including work led by the Lab’s Jeff Chambers.

A March 25 Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News story highlighted research in identifying gene enhancers led by the Lab’s Diane Dickel.

A March 24 Contra Costa Times story on the possibility of Fukushima radiation reaching California shores quoted the Lab’s Kai Vetter and Philip Long.

A March 24 Men’s Health story featured research on third-hand smoke led by the Lab’s Bo Hang.

A March 20 US News & World Report story on engineering schools noted the collaboration between the Lab and UC Berkeley to provide students access to high-tech facilities.


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.   

Friday, March 14, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 9, 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.

A March 14 Huffington Post story on Pi Day was written by the Lab’s David Bailey.

The March issue of Symmetry magazine includes a story on scientific instrumentation and cited work by the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter and David Nygren.

A March 13 story in Canada’s Daily Commercial News looked at cool roof and cool surface research by the Lab.

A March 11 story in The Engineer looked at efforts to create artificial photosynthesis led by the Lab’s Gary Moore at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis. The Daily Cal ran a similar story.

A March 10 San Francisco Chronicle front-page business section story covered water purification technology developed by the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil and Susan Amrose.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 2, 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.

A March 7 Huffington Post story looked at recent research on cool roofs and quoted the Lab’s Ben Mandel.

A March 7 Clean Technica story highlighted work on artificial photosynthesis led by the Lab’s Heinz Frei. RedOrbit, R&D.com and others also covered his work.

A March 6 Santa Rosa Press Democrat story on a study of the mouth of the Russian River noted the Lab’s participation in the project and included several photos with the Lab’s Craig Ulrich and Katie McKnight.

A March 6 Contra Costa Times story looked at Berkeley Lab startup Exogen and quoted co-founders Sylvain Costes and Jon Tang.

A March 5 San Francisco Business Times story covered the licensing of water purification technology developed by the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil and Susan Amrose.

A March 5 Nature story on better batteries cited work by the Lab’s Elton Cairns and Kristin Persson.

A March 5 Photonics story featured work on bacteria-resistant materials developed by the Lab’s Mohammad Mofrad. News.Medical, UC Health, and others also covered the work.

A March 5 Daily Cal story covered the induction of the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

A March 5 UtilityDive story on paying for electricity based on time-of-use quoted the Lab’s Peter Cappers.

A March 4 New York Times story on the molecular system known as CRISPR quoted the Lab’s Jennifer Doudna and cited her work.

A March 4 Astronomy story highlighted new understanding of supernovas and quoted the Lab’s Greg Aldering.

A March 3 New Scientist story on the resurrection of an ancient virus quoted the Lab’s Janet Jansson.