Here’s another recent story about some Google engineers sending the new Nexus S phone up to around 100,000 ft with weather balloons. This one got a mention on cnn.com, alas they provided no link back to the original, a discourtesy I will not repay in kind.
Here’s what I wrote for New Scientist in October: Open-source Disaster Recovery Software (500 words) Minimax Athletes(500 words) Submarine Neutrinos(500 words) Moonbots(500 words + 30 sec video + 3 photos) Living Wallpaper(500 words) Robotic Driving Companion(500 words) CCD Space Images Gallery(Curated 13 Images) Total for New Scientist: 3000 words, 1 video, 1 gallery I also [...]
Here’s what I did for New Scientist in the month of August: Drilling in a Deep-sea Quake Zone: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17552-research-ship-drills-deep-into-ocean-quake-zone.html (400 words) Robot Operating System: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327206.300-robots-to-get-their-own-operating-system.html (900 words +2 min video, collaboration) This one was well-received online, with link-love from BoingBoing, Crunchgear, Popular Science, and Engadget. The video was a collaboration between me and my friend [...]
Here’s what I wrote for New Scientist in June: First article (web, assigned, 500 words): http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17271-japanese-probe-set-to-crash-into-moon.html First article of my own initiative (web, 500 words): http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17278-junk-food-gives-crow-chicks-a-weight-problem.html First interactive piece(1200 words and some video/HTML editing): http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17341-explore-how-climate-change-might-affect-the-us.html First bylined print article (400 words): http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227133.900-health-clues-found-in-big-tobaccos-files.html First story turned around in one day (500 words): http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17371-us-grandparents-smarter-than-uk-counterparts.html First physics article [...]
Last week I checked out the MIT Science Journalism Panel organized by the MIT Careers Office. Jonathan Fildes, Science and Technology reporter for BBC News, Karen Weintraub, Deputy Health/Science Editor for the Boston Globe, and Trisha Gura a freelance science and medical journalist and author of Lying in Weight spoke about a range of issues [...]