Members in the Media


“If either of these ice sheets were to disintegrate, it would destroy coastal civilization as we know it.”
Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton University, (NJ-12th), on the Greenland and west Antarctic ice sheets, The Washington Post, July 16, 2007

“Baseball actually isn’t doing too bad a job compared to other leagues. Probably the worst is the National Football League with only 16 games in a season.”
Eli Ben-Naim, Los Alamos National Lab, (NM-3rd), on his statistical study that found that the best baseball team does not always finish first in the league, USA Today, July 30, 2007

“The shock wave would have spread across the whole continent. This event was large enough to directly kill most everything instantly. Those that survived would have found their food sources devastated, their water polluted, all kinds of things that would have made it difficult to go on much longer.”
Richard Firestone, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, (CA-9th), on the possibility that a comet may have killed off the wooly mammoths, The Washington Post, June 11, 2007

“Finally, after all these years, we’re reaching fundamental physics limits. Racetrack says we’re going to break those scaling rules by going into the third dimension.”
Stuart Parkin, (CA-16th), IBM, on a new type of memory storage, The New York Times, September 11, 2007

“It always looks like there is some very difficult problem, but as we get closer, the focus and the engineering that we bring to bear on it usually remove these barriers and allow us to go by them. There is still a lot of room for creativity – it’s not the end of the road.”
Gordon Moore, (CA-14th), explaining that he expects Moore’s law to go on for another decade, BBC News.com, September 19, 2007

“It used to be if you wanted to make a mechanical change in your golf swing, it could take months to do that. But if you can hear what’s going on, you can change the sound space almost instantly.”
Robert Grober, Yale University, (CT-3rd), on developing a tool that uses sounds to help people improve their golf swing, The New York Times, August 6, 2007

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