Science – President Trump announced that he will nominate a senior official at the Department of Energy’s technology commercialization program, and a former member of the White House staff under President Obama, to lead the department’s $6 billion Office of Science.
NPR – To the untrained, the evidence looks promising for a new medical device to ease opioid withdrawal. A small study shows that people feel better when the device, an electronic nerve stimulator called the Bridge, is placed behind their ear.
Solar Industry – The greatest number of actions on grid modernization during the quarter related to advanced metering infrastructure rules, energy storage deployment, grid modernization investigations, and utility business model reforms.
Axios – Quantum computing will enter the mainstream faster than most of us realize, a panel of experts told a San Francisco crowd earlier this week — with some important real-world applications emerging within five years.
BuzzFeed News – A company in Virginia is now working with several law enforcement agencies to solve cases using the same “genetic genealogy” approach that led investigators in California to arrest the accused Golden State Killer.