It's always hard to see what's directly under one's nose, even when it might be one of the most important scientific discoveries in the history of the world that happened to go public yesterday.
This morning I woke up and saw a post on my Facebook feed from a most informed friend linking an article from NPR about the success at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories resulting in the following scientific paper being published by The Journal of Nature.
As the New York Times reported:
“A lot of people are jazzed,” Omar A. Hurricane, the Livermore scientist leading the project, said during a telephone news conference on Monday. “We’re certainly in a lot better position than we were. This has been a kind of turning point, I think, here at the lab, in terms of progress.”
So, I went and looked out in the world of popular media and found no major outlet - Including Scientific America reporting what might be one of the biggest science news stories ever to be released as top news. Turns our that the horrible blizzard in the North East and mid South is only part of a huge news day today that includes the Comcast Time Warner mega media merger, Ted Cruz blowing any political cover for Republicans in the Senate on the debt limit and quite an epic grilling of drug administration and of course FOX is still covering the Heath Care web site.
Still the march of mundane news to the top of the web news pages continues - Even on a top news day - Like ABC news covering Olympic wardrobe malfunctions and antique Corvettes in sinkholes in Kentucky on CNN.
Do you believe that humanity's interactions with discovery IS the most important thing ever and today's Fusion discovery may have been one if the biggest? If so...join me today below in alternative energy analysis rather than "snowpocalypse" paralysis....