Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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June 18, 2013

White House, NASA want help hunting asteroids

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WASHINGTON —

"Even though these smaller asteroids don't pose a threat to human civilization, they can still cause major damages and casualties on a regional level," said Tom Kalil, deputy director for technology and innovation at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The administration's Grand Challenges include efforts to understand the human brain and cure brain disorders, make solar energy cost-competitive by the decade's end, and make electric cars as affordable as gasoline-powered vehicles.

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