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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-FL 3rd District)
U.S. Needs Strong R&D Portfolio to Remain Globally Competitive
(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
APS Expresses Concern for High Energy Physics and Fusion Energy Science Programs in President’s FY15 Budget Request
Highlights from the April Issue of Capitol Hill Quarterly
APS strongly urges Congress to add funding to science accounts that suffered significant reductions in the president’s requests.
What's New in Innovation?
“Printing” Tiny Batteries. Researchers use sophisticated 3D printing techniques to create batteries the size of a grain of sand.
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