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Latest News from the APS Washington Office
APS President Commends President Obama's Support of Science in SOTU
APS President Malcolm Beasley's letter to President Obama on his 2014 State of the Union Address.
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Renewing Licenses for the Nation's Nuclear Power Plants
According to a new APS report, if nuclear power plants continue to shut down instead of extending operations, the nation risks losing 60 percent of its clean electricity starting in 2030.
On Helium Bill
APS President Michael Turner urges members to contact Congress to prevent the shutdown of the National Helium Reserve.
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APS Member Moses Chan in Roll Call.
Helium Bill Needed to Maintain U.S. Economic & Scientific Strength
APS President Michael Turner and APS Member Moses Chan in Politico.
America's Looming Helium Disaster
Deconstructing the iPad
How federally funded research lead to game-changing innovation
iPad Briefing on Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill Quarterly
APS Exclusives: U.S. Congressional Members Write for APS
Each issue of Capitol Hill Quarterly features relevant science and physics policy analysis written by a member of Congress specifically for APS.
(R-WY At-Large District)
Scientific Research is Crucial to America's Energy Future
NSF: The Gold Standard for Scientific Research Funding Throughout the World
A Vision for America's Future
Capitol Hill Event to Celebrate Banner Year for U.S. Particle Physics
Highlights from the November Issue of Capitol Hill Quarterly
The U.S. particle physics community will host a reception on Nov. 20 in the Rayburn Building Foyer to celebrate the anniversary of the Higgs boson discovery and the announcement of this year's Nobel Prize in physics to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs.
What's New in Innovation?
Revolutionizing the Touch Screen? Using nanotechnology, researchers fashion a new kind of transparent electrode for flat-panel displays.
POPA Report Suggestion Box
Over the past two decades the APS Council has authorized the Panel on Public Affairs (POPA) to initiate in-depth studies on topics ranging from energy and environment to national security issues. POPA is now accepting ideas and proposals from APS members for future studies and reports.
Suggest Future POPA Studies