Thursday, November 12, 2009

Students Turn Sounds of Science Into YouTube Hit

"The Safety Song" is the second song released by the Sounds of Science, which consists of Liu and fellow students Ryan Miyakawa, Patrick Bennett (both Lab materials scientist), and Dave Carlton, as well as Nola Klemfuss, a recent graduate. The video already has gained 40,000 hits on YouTube since its release several weeks ago. The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory said it would have liked to show the group's video as part of a safety demo, Miyakawa said. But due to the treatment of radioactive material in the video and the fact that Liu used safety glasses rather than goggles, it was unable to do so. Bennett said the group plans to reshoot parts of the video to fix the inaccuracies. More>