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  • Chicago's China challenge: Translate goodwill into deals

    Chicago's China challenge: Translate goodwill into deals
    Beijing economic development official Cheng Yuhua has changed flights at O'Hare International Airport in the past, on her way to Washington, D.C., or New York. But her only real visit to Chicago came this week when she led a business delegation to events surrounding the U.S.-China trade talks taking place here for the first time.
  • Mishaps at nuke repository lead to $54 million in penalties

    Mishaps at nuke repository lead to $54 million in penalties
    New Mexico officials issued fines Saturday of $54 million against two contractors for errors in handling nuclear waste that led to a shutdown earlier this year of the nation’s only operating dump for nuclear weapons waste. The fines come amid a...

    Cause of New Mexico nuclear waste accident remains a mystery

    A 55-gallon drum of nuclear waste, buried in a salt shaft 2,150 feet under the New Mexico desert, violently erupted late on Feb. 14 and spewed mounds of radioactive white foam. The flowing mass, looking like whipped cream but laced with plutonium,...

    DOE pledges $50 million for fuel-efficient car technology

    DOE pledges $50 million for fuel-efficient car technology
    Speaking today at the Washington Auto Show’s Policy Day, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced $50 million to support development of new vehicle technologies. “The new research and development funding announced today will help support...

    UM physics professor a lauded scientist, passionate teacher

    UM physics professor a lauded scientist, passionate teacher
    Professor James Gates delivers his big ideas in analogies and metaphors. Setting lax standards for schoolchildren in science classes is like teaching them to dunk a basketball on a 9-foot-high hoop, when kids the next town over play with one 10 feet...