Washington, DC - On December 21-22, the U.S. Department of State and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) met for its inaugural annual bilateral consultations at the State Department in Washington, DC. The annual consultations will enable greater U.S.-OIC dialogue and collaboration on shared regional and global challenges.

West Lafayette, Indiana - Consumers will likely be paying slightly more to gas up their vehicles and heat their homes in 2017, says Purdue University energy economist Wally Tyner.

Washington, DC - Using their advanced atomic clock to mimic other desirable quantum systems, JILA physicists have caused atoms in a gas to behave as if they possess unusual magnetic properties long sought in harder-to-study solid materials. Representing a novel “off-label” use for atomic clocks, the research could lead to the creation of new materials for applications such as “spintronic” devices and quantum computers.

Redwood City, California - Turn Inc., a Redwood City, California company that enables sellers to target digital advertisements to consumers, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by tracking them online and through their mobile applications, even after consumers took steps to opt out of such tracking.

Washington, DC - Nanoparticles -- those with diameters less than one-thousandth the width of a human hair -- are increasingly prevalent in high technology, medicine, and consumer goods. * Their characteristics (link is external), both desirable and undesirable, depend critically on their size.

Washington, DC - The United States condemns today's attack in Karak and stands in solidarity with the Government of Jordan, its security forces, and the Jordanian people.