| Jun 12, 2014
| 1:41 PM
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...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:08 AM
There's a lot that your clothes dryer doesn't want you to know.
For starters, it sometimes uses as much energy per year as a new energy efficient refrigerator, clothes washer and dishwasher combined, according to a report released Thursday by the...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:55 PM
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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:18 PM
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)...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:40 PM
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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:45 AM
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Dominion Virginia Power will get up to another $47 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to help build wind turbines off Virginia Beach, the department announced Wednesday.
The demonstration project is one of three the DOE is funding as it looks...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Greenhouse gas emissions in the United States dropped by 3.4% in 2012, federal environmental regulators reported Tuesday.
The decline over the previous year was driven mostly by power plant operators switching from coal to natural gas, improvements in...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:31 AM
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...
| May 24, 2014
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Adding blow-in insulation is an easy do-it-yourself project that can prevent your attic from acting like a sieve and save heating and cooling dollars. With today's rising energy costs, it's no wonder homeowners are taking interest in buttoning up their...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The 73rd annual Peabody Award winners are a typically eclectic list ranging from hits such as ABC's "Scandal" and AMC's "Breaking Bad" to Netflix's groundbreaking drama "House of Cards" to BBC America's buzzworthy "Orphan Black."
Among the scripted...