Roundup 11/16: Power Unleashed Edition

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jaguar has assumed the mantle of the world's fastest supercomputer.

Lugging 12,250 kg in spare parts for the International Space Station, the space shuttle Atlantis launched today from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

More than 45 countries have agreed to cut their catches of threatened bluefin tuna in the Atlantic. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the agreement will "improve submission of fishing data, which is crucial for scientific projections" and create a "framework for presentation of future scientific advice that will facilitate the use of a precautionary management approach."

On Wednesday, the American Enterprise Institute will explore the question of "Why Aren't There More Female Scientists?"

The EPA will convene public meetings later this week in Arlington, Virginia, and Rosemont, Illinois, to discuss proposed regulations to cap carbon dioxide emissions from powerplants.

Photo Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory