A vertical axis wind turbine is on a movable platform at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, where it can be tested in different locations. (Credit: Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun)

Pentagon Objects to Shore Wind Farm

A politically divisive Eastern Shore wind energy project hit a new roadblock Thursday, as the Pentagon lodged a formal objection to it, saying the towering turbines would interfere with operations at Naval Air Station...

The U.S. Capitol Building. (Credit: Architect of the Capitol.)

Republicans Win Control of Senate in Midterm Elections

Republicans gained Senate majority in this week’s midterm elections, winning several crucial races and unseating seven Democrats. In Kentucky, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell [R] defeated Alison Lundergan Grimes [D], positioning McConnell to replace...

The Draft Science Plan identifies long-term research priorities for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program. (Credit: NOAA)

NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program Science Plan

The National Ocean Service (NOS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) publishes this notice to announce the availability of the Draft Science Plan for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program for public...

President George W. Bush signs H.R. 2272, The America Competes Act, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, in the Oval Office. Pictured with the President are, from left: Director John Marburger of the Office of Science and Technology Policy; Senator Jeff Bingaman of N.M.; Congressman Bart Gordon of Tenn.; and Senator Pete Domenici of N.M. (Credit: White House photo by Chris Greenberg)


The axiom that federal funding for research enjoys bipartisan support will be sorely tested next year as the U.S. Congress tries to reauthorize major legislation governing federal policies on research and science education.