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Feds drill for more data to craft energy policy

The Obama administration needs more research before it can tailor a strategy for harvesting  available energy resources in the U.S., according to a report released today by the Interior Department...

April 2, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

April Fools' Day answers

As several readers correctly answered in response to yesterday's April Fools Day blog quiz, the one real story was (drum roll…) the mind-reading robot!

April 2, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

(Death) march of the penguins

More than 1,000 penguins were found dead on the shores of southern Chile last weekend, reports Australia's Brisbane Times (and noted by ProMED-mail).

April 2, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

First days on a mostly new research ship

Editor's Note: Peggy Delaney is sailing on a newly refurbished research vessel, the JOIDES Resolution, that left Honolulu on March 10 with an international group of researchers on board...

April 2, 2009 — Peggy Delaney

World's largest laser completed: Nuclear fusion, Death Star battle stations next?

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has announced that the world's biggest laser is ready to start blasting away after 12 years in the making. The $3.5-billion stadium-size National Ignition Facility (NIF), housed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, Calif., consists of 192 separate beams, each of which stands as the most energetic ever built, says LLNL spokesperson Bob Hirschfeld...

April 1, 2009 — Adam Hadhazy

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