If you read of a material that was invisible to the eye, but hundreds of times stronger than steel, stretchable, flexible, and a superconductor of electricity, you might think it was an imaginary substance dreamed up by a science-fiction author.
However, such a material exists in our world: graphene. Graphene is allotrope of the element carbon — essentially, it is an extremely thin layer of graphite (the material in a pencil) that’s just one atom thick. As such, it is the thinnest material known to humans. At the same time, graphene is extraordinarily strong, transparent, flexible, impermeable to most gases…
Posted March 22, 2021 at 5:30am
Secretary Xavier Beccera,
Congratulations on your confirmation to lead the Health and Human Services Department! Your tenure in Congress and experience serving the large and diverse citizenry of California make you an ideal steward of America’s health care system.
What I offer here is not a road map for navigating politics and bureaucracy, but some practical advice from a former governor who has partnered with presidents and Cabinet secretaries to turn health policy into real-world assistance for sick and endangered Americans.
It’s a tip that is as simple as it is ambitious. Much of…
Susan Kennedy helped oversee a massive increase in the state’s renewable-energy capacity—and witnessed its unintended consequences.