Archive for January, 2013

Agencies urged to check for overlapping grants

January 30, 2013 Leave a comment

The results of my Freedom of Information Act project, with Conor Myhrvold, to scrutinize pairs of similar grants is now out in Nature.


US collider flagged to close early

January 29, 2013 Leave a comment

The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider has lost out in an evaluation of three leading US nuclear science facilities, and may have to close in a flat-funding scenario. It’s pretty much the outcome mapped out in a story of mine last August.

Old rock trick is used to study nanostructures

January 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Here’s my story for Nature on new applications of cathodoluminescence, the effect that makes quartz light up blue under an electron microscope.

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