Friday, July 29, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 24, 2016

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 July 28 Washington Post story highlighted new research on e-cigarettes by Hugo Destaillats, Lara Gundel, Mohamad Sleiman and colleagues. Their work was widely covered nationally, and internationally, by the San Diego Union Tribune, Popular Science, Consumer Reports, Voice of America, The Independent, HealthDay News, WebMD, UPI, MedPage TodayUS News & World Report, Vice, The Verge, papers in Indonesia, Poland, Russia and France, and numerous other outlets and TV newscasts. Much of the coverage resulted from a Lab news release.

A July 28 Climate Wire story on heat waves quoted — and cited work by — Dáithí Stone.
A July 26 Scientific American story and video with Jackie Gates and Ken Gregorich looked at the making of super heavy elements.
A July 26 story on the largest 3D map of galaxies ever produced quoted David Schlegel.
A July 26 Rocky Mountain PBS story on a $20 million effort towards watershed research quoted Ken Williams who will help lead the project.

Power Electronics World story featured research on circuits just several atoms thick, work developed by Xiang Zhang and highlighted in a Lab news release.