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February 16, 2018

Energy – SciPol Weekly, February 10 – February 16

In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, the EU wants compensation for US solar panel tariffs; largest US wind project receives a setback; and cryptocurrency may create energy shortage in Iceland.

February 16, 2018

Science, Law, and Policy Lab Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Duke

Duke Initiative for Science & Society invites applications for the 2018-2019 Science, Law, and Policy (SLAP) Lab Post-doctoral Fellowship. This fellowship is intended for individuals with a doctoral degree (JD, PhD, MD, DPhil) who are interested in an academic or policy career working on issues in science and society, with a particular interest in the legal, ethical, and social implications of science and technology. More information, here.

February 16, 2018

Science Policy Summer Institute at Duke

This writing-intensive 10-week program at Duke University (May 29 – August 3, 2018) will give STEM students, post docs, and researchers a grounding in how to read, write, and understand science policy. Application deadline: March 1, 2018

February 16, 2018

FDA OKs Smart Watch for Epilepsy Patients

MedPage Today – The FDA cleared marketing for Embrace, a smart watch that helps epilepsy patients and caregivers monitor seizures. The prescription-only device is the world's first smart watch to be cleared by the FDA for neurology use, developer Empatica stated in a news release.

February 16, 2018

Exxon backs federal methane regulation

Axios – America’s biggest oil company is supporting a federal regulation on emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that’s also the primary component of natural gas.