Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $4.45 million for early-stage development of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) tools and technologies. The Zonal Isolation for Manmade Geothermal Reservoirs funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will seek to improve the performance and economics of EGS systems by funding research in zonal isolation.

The smell should give the horror away. Instead it triggers all the joys of relative summer idleness. The smell of fresh cut grass isn’t an invitation to hurry up, grab some shade and an ice cold beer and listen to Ernie Harwell, Red Barber, or Vin Scully call the balls and strikes of baseball while the cumulus clouds build in the late afternoon sky.

Hidalgo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized alleged methamphetamine valued at $2,723,122.

Washington, DC - At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the state of Nevada, a federal court has ordered that a revenge porn site be permanently shut down, and that the operators pay more than $2 million after finding they violated federal and state law by posting intimate images of people and their personal information without their consent and charging takedown fees.

Washington, DC - “We know that academic investigators, small and medium enterprises, and sometimes even large companies can have questions regarding the path from preclinical to clinical development for biological products – particularly those that raise new regulatory questions,” said Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER). “As part of our commitment to help accelerate the development and approval of innovative medical products, the FDA has implemented the INTERACT meeting program, designed to foster timely engagement with CBER on issues critical to early product development. It’s also aimed at helping innovators meet the FDA’s science-based requirements more effectively.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced an agreement with New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to collaborate on the advancement of geothermal technologies.