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SPS Jobs - 31 March 2015
US - CA - Idyllwild, Salary: Starting at $55 per day (DOE), plus Room and Board Benefits: Housing on campus Full meals Medical insurance provided the 1st of the month after 60 days of full time employment Work

Arizona court rejects lawsuit concerning access to climate researcher emails

Physics Today Daily Edition - 31 March 2015

Ars Technica: An Arizona court has rejected a lawsuit by the Energy & Environment Legal Institute, which sought to gain access to faculty emails at Arizona state universities. After examining sample emails, the court determined that the state's university system had correctly responded to the institute's open-records request. The institute had requested emails from a variety of university faculty members, including two climate researchers: Jonathan Overpeck and Malcolm Hughes. The university system's Board of Regents rejected the request because the emails were private, contained student information, and discussed ongoing research. The institute also lost a similar case in Virginia, which included the emails of climate researcher Michael Mann. The case marks the second time a court has ruled that materials detailing ongoing research projects are not subject to open-records requests.

The future of electron microscopy

Physics Today - 31 March 2015
Modern transmission electron microscopes can image individual atoms and molecules. But to unlock new science, the next generation of instruments must look beyond just higher spatial resolution.

Bone, implants, and their interfaces

Physics Today - 31 March 2015
Thanks to advances in three-dimensional imaging, researchers are on the verge of understanding why certain synthetic materials adhere to bone and others don’t.

The top quark, 20 years after its discovery

Physics Today - 31 March 2015
The heaviest of nature’s elementary particles plays an outsized role in many fundamental processes. But because the top quark is so massive, it eluded experimental detection for nearly two decades.

Matter-wave metrology meets cavity optics

Physics Today - 31 March 2015
Placed between two mirrors, an atom interferometer gains potency and precision.

Dangling DNA pinpoints a protein’s chemical groups

Physics Today - 31 March 2015
A short, single-stranded nucleic acid chain attached to the tip of an atomic force microscope can locate its complement with high resolution and specificity.

A newly found pair of stars appears destined to merge and explode

Physics Today - 31 March 2015
An analysis of their orbits and masses indicates that the pair is a plausible supernova progenitor.

Scientific facilities in Japan struggle on bare-bones schedules

Physics Today - 31 March 2015
Reduced running times have scientists worried about their experiments, from student theses to international collaborations.

Science envoys five years on

Physics Today - 31 March 2015
Prominent US scientists and engineers have been reaching out to strengthen ties and assist their colleagues in developing nations.

South Dakota begins to reap benefits of underground lab

Physics Today - 31 March 2015
The boon to the state’s education and economy will be amplified if the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility is realized.

President Obama’s FY 2016 R&D budget would surpass spending caps

Physics Today - 31 March 2015
The Department of Energy and NSF would get healthy increases while basic research programs at the Department of Defense and NASA would see reductions.

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