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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • White House proposes new energy efficiency rule in climate push

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Energy unveiled its latest energy efficiency rule on Thursday, a standard for commercial air conditioning units that the White House believes could slash energy use in commercial and industrial buildings. The...
  • Chicago misses out in AbbVie-Calico pharma deal

     Chicago misses out in AbbVie-Calico pharma deal
    A few days ago, Calico, a Google-backed biotech company, announced that it would build a California-based research and development facility to invent new drugs to combat diseases afflicting the elderly. Half of the initial $500 million investment...
  • Some fund managers take shine to pricey solar stocks

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Some notable fund managers are betting on solar energy shares, expecting a wave of industry consolidation and lower costs to pay off for the notoriously volatile industry. The optimists, a mix of specialized environmental managers...
  • Exclusive: Morgan Stanley plans natural gas export plant in new commodities foray

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley has quietly filed plans to build and run one of the first U.S. compressed natural gas export facilities, the first sign the bank is plunging back into physical commodity markets even as it sells its physical oil...
  • At the center of science

    For those of us without advanced physics degrees, the light bulbs above our heads remain dark when trying to understand the work conducted at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Exploring the origins of the universe and the fundamentals of...
  • Jim Sorensen: Reducing CO2 emissions requires worldwide cooperation

    Jim Sorensen: Reducing CO2 emissions requires worldwide cooperation
    The Morning Call recently published a number of pieces about climate change and carbon taxes or other means of reducing U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. Raymond C. Ventrone's Aug. 1 Your View correctly points out the negative impacts the Environmental...
  • Applications available for enrichment courses on the Peninsula

    Science teachers will get a chance to get enrichment training from a Jefferson Lab's after school program. The Science Education group at the U.S. Department of Energy Research facility is taking applications for the program which runs from September to...
  • Jeff Lab accelerator hits another milestone in $338 million upgrade

    Jeff Lab accelerator hits another milestone in $338 million upgrade
    Jefferson Laboratory in Newport News has reached another critical milestone in its ongoing effort to reach full operation of its new and vastly improved particle beam accelerator. The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) has been...