December 2010 (Volume 5, Number 3)
Energy Storage Technologies Essential for Ramping up Renewables on Electric Grid
U.S. policymakers must focus developing new energy storage technologies according to one of the principal recommendations in a newly released APS report.
Brookhaven Energy Light Source Project Generates 2,000 Jobs
funding the construction of the National Synchrotron Light Source II at Brookhaven National Laboratory is creating nearly 2,000 jobs.
APS Applauds Congress for Reauthorizing America COMPETES Bill
APS is gratified that Congress has reauthorized the America COMPETES Act, a blueprint for investing in basic research, innovation and math and science education.
APS Bids Adieu to U.S. House Science Champions
At the close of the 111th Congress, APS will say goodbye to several congressional members who championed the importance of funding basic scientific research.
President Obama Hosts First White House Science Fair
President Obama honored students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and breakthrough basic research during the first White House Science Fair.
Members in the Media
This features members quoted in other publications.
Snapshots from Physics History
November 11, 1930: Patent granted for Einstein-Szilard Refrigerator
The Back Page
Securing America’s Independent Energy Future and Creating Sustainable Jobs
Physicists in Congress
Photo by Brian Mosley/APS
Physicist Vernon Ehlers, recently announced his decision to retire after his current term ends, and a reception was held in his honor on Capitol Hill.
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