Stories about PPPL bloomed this spring, sprouting up all over the media. The San Diego Metro recently ran a report on the research into the effects of lithium drops on plasma performance in fusion experiments. There was lots of media attention when PPPL physicist Luis Delgado-Aparicio won a $2.6 million research grant in May, including a story in The Times of Trenton, a story broadcasted on the Philadelphia public radio station WHYY and on its website, and numerous TV, radio, and magazine stories in Peru, including El Comercio, a major newspaper, the RPP radio station, and the magazine Cosas. WHYY also ran a story on the progress of the $94 million upgrade of NSTX-U, which is nearly completed. Science Magazine ran a story about the spherically-shaped fusion devices called tokamaks that discussed the NSTX-U and featured an imbedded video interview with PPPL Director Stewart Prager. There were numerous stories about a synthetic muscle developed by scientist Lenore Rasmussen, which rocketed off from Cape Canaveral in Florida to the International Space Station in April, including a front page story in The Times of Trenton and a story in The Boston Globe. The Times of Trenton also published a story about PPPL’s Young Women’s Conference in March.