Archive for August, 2012

RHIC faces funding challenge

August 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Three US colliders — FRIB, RHIC and CEBAF — are competing for funds, with RHIC on the back foot, I report today for Nature.

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NSF urged to boost instrument budget

August 17, 2012 Leave a comment

An advisory panel says the US National Science Foundation should spend more on midsize instruments. Blog post at Nature.

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Polar bear scientist scrutinized over contracting assistance

August 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Embattled polar bear scientist and former BOEM contracting official Charles Monnett, mysteriously suspended in 2011, came under scrutiny in part for assistance to a NOAA proposal he was reviewing for BOEM, while he was also opposing an oil industry research initiative, my investigative reporting @NatureNews reveals today.

Father of GPS rapped over alleged conflict-of-interest

August 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Are future broadband networks likely to interfere with GPS? The NASA IG weighs in on recent controversy, in my blog post for Nature.

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