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  • Summer Road Trip Checklist

    Most of us spent at least one summer vacation crowded into a station wagon, minivan or SUV, passing the time playing car-spotting games. Even with gas prices at dizzying levels, driving is more affordable and in many ways more agreeable than flying to all but the most distant destinations.
  • Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor

    Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor
    Tom Tombrello, a Caltech physics professor for more than 50 years and an inspiration for freshmen who had to grapple with diabolically complex riddles to enter his legendary class on scientific thinking, has died. He was 78. Tombrello collapsed...

    Gov. McAuliffe talks 'new Virginia' at Jeff Lab in Newport News

    Gov. McAuliffe talks 'new Virginia' at Jeff Lab in Newport News
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe helicoptered into Newport News Friday morning to help christen Jefferson Lab's new and improved particle beam accelerator, which just underwent a $338 million upgrade. But he also came as a cheerleader, a coach and a bit as a...

    Southwest Airlines to use biofuels made from 'forest residues' beginning in 2016

    Southwest Airlines announced Wednesday that it plans to buy some biofuels made from waste wood, for use in its San Francisco Bay airports beginning in two years. To use Southwest's phrasing, it is purchasing "low carbon renewable jet fuel, made using...

    Jefferson Lab scanner creates 3-D images of plants

    Jefferson Lab scanner creates 3-D images of plants
    The first time Drew Weisenberger used his PhytoPET scanner to watch radioactive carbon move through a plant, he chose a stalk of barley. The blade was about six inches long, and the stem another six. He exposed the blade tip to carbon dioxide gas with a...