Issues within the quality systems of manufacturing were identified as the leading cause of drug shortages.
A new report issued today by a top-level United Nations knowledge network lays out an action agenda to support global efforts to achieve sustainable development during the period 2015-2030.
Europeans live longer and healthier lives than in the past, partly due to successful environmental policies that have reduced the exposure to harmful environmental contaminants in air, water and food.
China used cyberattacks to access data from nearly 40 Pentagon weapons programs and almost 30 other defense technologies, ranging from missile defense systems to the F-35 joint strike fighter.
A report tracks the progress Canada is making in science and technology and identifies areas where Canada must devote greater attention to enhancing performance.
A new report assesses the state of high-field magnet science, engineering and technology in the U.S. and finds it very strong.
The second triennial review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) identifies five cross-cutting, high-priority areas for focus and improvement for NNI going forward.
A report describes and analyzes the current patterns of research and development performance and funding in the U.S., with comparisons to the historical record and the reported R&D levels of other industrialized countries.
Fish, wildlife and plants provide jobs, food, clean water, storm protection, health benefits and many other important ecosystem services that support people, communities and economies across the nation. Action is needed now to help safeguard these valuable natural resources and the communities that depend on them in a changing climate.
The nation's aging power grid is evolving into a modern, "smart" energy distribution network, and with these changes comes a host of challenges for the research and development community.
A complex mix of Government policy, relative cost of nuclear power, market decisions and public opinion will influence the rate and direction of nuclear energy R&D growth in the UK.
The nation's 40 federally funded research and development centers spent $17.8 billion on research and development in fiscal year 2011.
By the year 2050 the U.S. may be able to reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent for light-duty vehicles via a combination of more efficient vehicles; the use of alternative fuels like biofuels, electricity and hydrogen; and strong government policies to overcome high costs and influence consumer choices.
Data confirms and quantifies the rising status of countries beyond the G7 axis as a group, and spotlights the individual complexities that offer a richer tapestry behind the "emerging" label.
On average, Americans die sooner and experience higher rates of disease and injury than people in other high-income countries, says a new report.
A new report provides a high-level perspective on key challenges and research opportunities for advancing CPS.
In the new reality for life sciences companies– one where the product development formula of the past no longer applies– prudent measures and strategic solutions are critical to succeed.
A study looks at the condition of science and engineering research facilities in 2011 including planned, and deferred repair and renovation and planned and deferred construction projects.
Science and engineering research space at the nation’s research-performing colleges and universities increased 3.5 percent from 2009 to 2011.
According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities’ social, economic and natural systems.
The federal budget for R&D in the 2012 financial year was $140.6 billion. For FY 2013, the total budget authority for R&D activity proposed by the President last year would rise somewhat to $142.2 billion.
Mathematical sciences are an increasingly integral component of many disciplines– including biology, medicine, the social sciences, business, advanced design and climate studies.
This report presents data from the 2008 SDR, a biennial panel survey that collects longitudinal data on demographic and general employment characteristics of individuals who have received a research doctorate in a science, engineering or health field.
As climate change has pushed climate patterns outside of historic norms, the need for detailed projections is growing across all sectors, including agriculture, insurance and emergency preparedness planning.
Major changes are critical for ensuring that graduate education in the chemical sciences serves the needs and aspirations of students and society as a whole.