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.

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.

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 - President Barack Obama: "As he marks his 80th birthday tomorrow, I join the American people in extending our best wishes to His Holiness Pope Francis.  In both word and deed, Pope Francis has inspired people around the world with his message of compassion, hope, and peace.  He has called on us to see ourselves in one another, reach out to those who are at the margins of society, extend mercy, and care for the planet we all share.  It was my great honor to welcome His Holiness to the White House last year and to work together on common causes.  I remain especially grateful for his invaluable support for our work to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba, which I announced on December 17 two years ago.