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  • Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99

    Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99
    Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has died. He was 99. Townes, who had been in failing health, died...
  • New York, Virginia vie for $618M ion collider facility

    New York, Virginia vie for $618M ion collider facility
    The battle between two economic juggernauts is about to begin — and Newport News, Hampton Roads and Virginia may be in danger of falling behind. New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced earlier this week that he plans to add $65 million to the...
  • Maryland scientists in team studying oddball galaxy

    Maryland scientists in team studying oddball galaxy
    As part of a research team studying galaxies, two University of Maryland scientists recently helped find a wild one. It doesn't fit into the two main galaxy shape categories and is even a bit too odd to belong with those astronomers call "irregulars,"...
  • UCI clean-energy pioneer Norman Rostoker, 89, dies

    UCI clean-energy pioneer Norman Rostoker, 89, dies
    UC Irvine professor Norman Rostoker, a nuclear fusion pioneer who sought practical applications for clean energy, died on Christmas Day in Irvine. He was 89. Considered the father of breakthrough nuclear fusion techniques, Rostoker pursued the use of...
  • Six science stories we can't wait to follow in 2015

    Some serious groundwork has been laid. Some amazing instruments are turning on. Some incredible destinations are in sight. If you ask us, 2015 is going to be an awesome year in science. From solar system exploration to new adventures in particle physics...
  • American, German scientists win 2014 chemistry Nobel

    American, German scientists win 2014 chemistry Nobel
    American scientists Eric Betzig and William Moerner and Germany's Stefan Hell won the 2014 Nobel Prize for chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, the award-giving body said on Wednesday. The Royal Swedish Academy of...
  • Did European scientists find dark-matter signal buried in X-rays?

    Did European scientists find dark-matter signal buried in X-rays?
    Scientists say they may have discovered a possible dark matter signal coded in the X-rays emanating from two bright objects in the sky. The findings, set to be published next week in Physical Review Letters, could offer tangible evidence for the...
  • Putting the color in Yellowstone's famed thermal springs

    Putting the color in Yellowstone's famed thermal springs
    They've thrilled visitors to Yellowstone National Park for well over a century -- simmering ponds of brilliant, rainbow colors with unforgettable names like Grand Prismatic Spring and Sapphire Pool. Yet not all of Yellowstone's famed thermal pools...
  • Dazzling! NuSTAR captures sun's portrait in solar X-rays

    Dazzling! NuSTAR captures sun's portrait in solar X-rays
    It’s time to see the sun in a whole new light – X-ray light. NASA’s NuSTAR space telescope has taken a stunning portrait of our home star in high-energy X-rays. The related research, presented at the American Geophysical Union...
  • CERN particle smasher to turn back on at record power in March

    CERN particle smasher to turn back on at record power in March
    CERN's Large Hadron Collider will be turned back on in March and a few weeks later will start smashing sub-atomic particles together again at nearly double its previous power, helping scientists hunt for clues about the universe. The world's biggest...
  • Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say

    Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say
    President Obama is expected to nominate Ashton Carter, a physicist with extensive experience in the Pentagon’s leadership, as secretary of Defense to replace Chuck Hagel, according to administration officials. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...