Hi everyone — here is a piece I produced alongside Roxanne Makasdjian about Tilden Park’s Jewel Lake and their community of Western pond turtles — a native species that is facing a variety of threats, including climate change, habitat loss, and competition from red-eared slider turtles.
The good news is that folks like former #UCBerkeley postdoctoral scholar Max Lambert and a team of wildlife experts are out to help support the vulnerable shelled cuties.
Hope you enjoy. Link to the full article is in the YouTube description.
Here are two additional installments to my work with Professor Ting Xu’s lab at UC Berkeley. The videos below go into the unique process they discovered to generate biodegradable plastics and why these new formulas can be such a strong alternative to common biodegradable plastics on the market today.
Recently I was lucky enough to contribute to the PBS Terra channel and their new series “Out of Our Elements” which explores science-related videos for a more diverse, younger audience.
I shot this footage at Professor Ting Xu’s lab at UC Berkeley, where I got to see these innovate biodegradable plastics be developed and decomposed and also extruded into wonderful spaghetti-like forms.
I also shot some other content at Ting’s lab which I’ll be releasing soon for Berkeley News. Enjoy!
Recently I made a video for Berkeley News about a paper (published by Science Magazine) which examines the leaping skills of squirrels using high speed cameras.
The information gathered in this research could help built better robots that have more nimble control of their environment, and can do maneuvers such as search through the rubble of a collapsed building for survivors. The data collected could also help create a better understanding of movement problems associated with aging — also watching squirrels leap in slow mo like ninjas is damn cute.
The photos I helped light and capture of our furry friends were also used for the August cover of Science Magazine! If curious, you can find the issue here.