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  • Jeff Lab, Hampton proton cancer therapy center lose in new state budget

    Jeff Lab, Hampton proton cancer therapy center lose in new state budget
    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...
  • 7 Things You Might Not Know About Your Clothes Dryer

    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...
  • Santa Susana toxic cleanup effort is a mess

    Santa Susana toxic cleanup effort is a mess
    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...
  • Tire pressure warning light mystifies drivers

    Tire pressure warning light mystifies drivers
    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)...
  • Fire closes world's longest particle accelerator at Stanford

    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...
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the Higgs boson search in 'Particle Fever'

    A behind-the-scenes look at the Higgs boson search in 'Particle Fever'
    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...
  • Dominion Virginia Power wins up to $47 million for wind project

    Dominion Virginia Power wins up to $47 million for wind project
    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...
  • U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 3.4% in 2012

    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...
  • Living Here: Research facilities

    Living Here: Research facilities
    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...
  • Kern County farmers question just how 'clean' new coal plant would be

    Kern County farmers question just how 'clean' new coal plant would be
    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...
  • Insulate an attic with blow-in insulation

    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...
  • 'Scandal,' 'House of Cards,' 'The Bridge,' 'Orphan Black' Among Peabody Winners

    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...