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  • 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...
  • Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]

    Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]
    The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education...
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the Higgs boson search in 'Particle Fever'

    A behind-the-scenes look at the Higgs boson search in 'Particle Fever'
    It was the biggest experiment in the history of physics, a $10-billion project to find a subatomic particle called the Higgs boson. An army of scientists and engineers spent nearly 30 years designing and building the Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile...
  • Tire pressure warning light mystifies drivers

    Tire pressure warning light mystifies drivers
    Driving a car with under-inflated tires is a serious safety issue.  While 96 percent of American motorists agree, a new national survey finds that nearly half of the nation's drivers still can’t identify the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)...
  • Living Here: Research facilities

    Living Here: Research facilities
    Hampton Roads — and the Peninsula in particular — boasts an array of world-class research facilities. Here are some notables: NASA Langley Research Center The center in Hampton was founded in 1917 as the nation's first civilian aeronautics...
  • Kern County farmers question just how 'clean' new coal plant would be

    Kern County farmers question just how 'clean' new coal plant would be
    Plans to build a $4-billion experimental "clean coal plant" in the San Joaquin Valley have touched off fears here that as it generates cleaner electricity, it would foul groundwater and air in a region where airborne pollutants are among the nation's...
  • Court ruling gives boost to FutureGen 2.0 'clean coal' project

    Court ruling gives boost to FutureGen 2.0 'clean coal' project
    State regulators have the right to force Illinois consumers to purchase electricity from a proposed "clean coal" facility for the next 20 years in order to help fund the $1.6 billion federal project, according to an appellate court decision handed down...
  • Electric car advocates driving across Illinois to quash 'range anxiety'

    Electric car advocates driving across Illinois to quash 'range anxiety'
    One of drivers’ main concerns about electric cars is “range anxiety,” or whether they’ll run out of juice before the next charging station. Advocates across the state are trying to alleviate that concern by driving nearly the...
  • Fire closes world's longest particle accelerator at Stanford

    Fire closes world's longest particle accelerator at Stanford
    The world's longest particle accelerator, at Stanford University's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has been shut down due to damage from an overnight fire. A small fire that ignited Wednesday inside an electronic cabinet forced the closure of...
  • Jeff Lab, Hampton proton cancer therapy center lose in new state budget

    Jeff Lab, Hampton proton cancer therapy center lose in new state budget
    The die is all but cast: Virginia's 2015-16 budget passed the Senate Finance Committee late this afternoon and it's headed for fast track votes this evening in both the House and Senate. Senate Democrats, who pushed hard to include Medicaid expansion in...
  • Santa Susana toxic cleanup effort is a mess

    Santa Susana toxic cleanup effort is a mess
    Any way you cut it, the situation at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site outside Simi Valley is a mess. The 2,850-acre former rocket engine test center is contaminated by a vast menu of radioactive isotopes and toxic chemicals. The condition of its...