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Featured Report: Survey Predicts the Future of the Internet

April 16, 2014 7:00 am | by Elon Univ. | News | Comments

Internet experts and highly engaged netizens participated in answering an eight-question survey asking how they expect digital life in 2025 will shape up.

Featured Report: S&E Obligations to Schools Dropped by 11 Percent in 2011

April 9, 2014 7:00 am | by NSF | News | Comments

In FY 2011, federal agencies obligated $31.4 billion to 1,134 academic institutions for science...

Featured Report: Links Between Arctic Warming, Mid-latitude Weather

April 2, 2014 7:00 am | by National Research Council | News | Comments

A new report summarizes a workshop convened to review current understanding of the links between...

Featured Report: Group Studies Universities’ Future in the Digital Economy

March 26, 2014 7:00 am | by Cisco | News | Comments

A report covers the ideas, experiences and ambitions shared by a group of university leaders on...

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Featured Report: R&D Spending in Higher Education

March 19, 2014 7:00 am | by NSF | News | Comments

The Higher Education Research and Development Survey, successor to the Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges, is the primary source of information on R&D expenditures at U.S. colleges and universities.

Featured Report: Report Lays Out Plans for National Nanotechnology Initiative

March 12, 2014 7:00 am | by National Nanotechnology Initiative | News | Comments

A new report describes the National Nanotechnology Initiative vision and goals and the strategies by which these goals are to be achieved, including specific objectives within each of the goals.

Featured Report: White House Releases FY 2015 Budget

March 5, 2014 7:00 am | by The White House | News | Comments

The President’s Budget provides a roadmap for accelerating economic growth, expanding opportunity for all Americans and ensuring fiscal responsibility.

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Featured Report: Human Trip to Mars Affordable

February 26, 2014 7:00 am | by Explore Mars, Inc. | News | Comments

A human mission to Mars is both feasible and affordable assuming policy consistency among international space agencies and levels of funding consistent with pre-sequestration levels and modest increases annually in line with inflation.

Featured Report: Federal Support Enabled 22 Major Technology Advances

February 19, 2014 7:00 am | by Information Technology and Innovation Foundation | News | Comments

A new report examines 22 cases of successful U.S. innovation in which the development of key foundational technologies stemmed at least in part from federal investment in research and development.

Featured Report: Report Compiles Quantitative Info on S&E

February 12, 2014 7:00 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Science and Engineering Indicators is a volume of record comprising the major high-quality quantitative data on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise.

Pedal-powered Lamp Aids Powerless People

February 7, 2014 7:00 am | by Univ. of Alberta | News | Comments

A team of industrial design students have a bright idea to help the 1.6 billion people worldwide living without electricity find a cheap light source and reduce waste.

Featured Report: Adjunct Professors are Underpaid, Uninsured, Unsure of Future

February 5, 2014 7:00 am | by Committee on Education and the Workforce, Democrats | News | Comments

A committee has released the findings of an eForum on the state of contingent faculty in higher education, which details working conditions, the role those conditions play in affecting adjunct instructors’ career prospects and ability to earn a living, and how the instructors’ working conditions may impact their teaching.

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Featured Report: Federally Funded R&D Centers See Spending Decline

January 29, 2014 7:00 am | by NSF | News | Comments

The nation’s 39 federally funded research and development centers spent $17.4 billion on research and development in FY 2012. This was a slight decline from the $17.8 billion spent in FY 2011.

Featured Report: New Approach Needed to Deficit Reduction

January 22, 2014 7:00 am | by Information Technology and Innovation Foundation | News | Comments

A new approach to the federal budget is required to accomplish the dual goals of reducing the budget deficit and growing the economy.

Featured Report: Well-Being Report May Help Inform Policies

January 15, 2014 7:00 am | by National Research Council | News | Comments

Gathering survey data on “experienced” well-being– the self-reported levels of contentment, joy, stress, frustration and other feelings people experience throughout the day and while engaged in various activities— would be valuable to inform policies.

Featured Report: FDA Aims to Meet IT Goals

January 8, 2014 7:00 am | by FDA | News | Comments

A five year plan describes how the FDA proposes to meet the information technology goals of the Generic Drug User Fee Act.

Featured Report: the Future of the Internet of Things

December 18, 2013 7:00 am | by Center for Data Innovation | News | Comments

The “Internet of Things” refers to the concept that the Internet is no longer just a global network for people to communicate with one another using computers, but it is also a platform for devices to communicate electronically with the world around them. Harnessing the potential of all of this data for economic and social good will be one of the primary challenges and opportunities of the coming decades.

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Featured Report: Climate Change has Abrupt Impacts

December 11, 2013 7:00 am | by National Academies | News | Comments

Earth's climate history is punctuated by periods of rapid change, in which major transformations of the oceans, atmosphere and land surfaces occurred over the course of decades to as little as a few years.

Featured Report: Report Details Teens’ Science Literacy

December 4, 2013 7:00 am | by National Center for Education Statistics | News | Comments

The Program for International Student Assessment is an international assessment that measures 15-year-old students' reading, mathematics and science literacy.

Featured Report: University R&D Spending Remained Flat in 2012

November 27, 2013 7:00 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

University spending on research and development in all fields totaled $65.8 billion in FY 2012. When adjusted for inflation, higher education R&D declined by 1.1 percent in FY 2012.

Featured Report: Growth, Jobs in the Hyperconnected World

November 20, 2013 7:00 am | by World Economic Forum | News | Comments

The Global Information Technology Report 2013 analyzes the impact and influence of information and communication technologies on economic growth and jobs in a hyperconnected world.

Featured Report: Technologies, Policies Support Data-driven Innovation

November 13, 2013 7:00 am | by Center for Data Innovation | News | Comments

New technologies have made it easier and cheaper to collect, store, manipulate, analyze, use and disseminate data.

Featured Report: China’s Attracting, Profiting from Global Knowledge

November 6, 2013 7:00 am | by Nesta | News | Comments

A new report charts the rise of innovation and research in China and sets out a roadmap for more strategic UK-China collaboration.

Featured Report: Guide of Lab Animal Care has Been Updated

October 30, 2013 7:00 am | by National Academies | News | Comments

A respected resource for decades, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals has been updated by a committee of experts, taking into consideration input from the scientific and laboratory animal communities and the public at large.

Featured Report: Investment in Capital Goods is Lagging

October 16, 2013 7:00 am | by Information Technology and Innovation Foundation | News | Comments

A new report analyzes U.S. business investment the past three decades. Business investment in capital equipment, software and structures grew by 2.7 percent per year on average during the 1980s and 5.2 percent annually during the 1990s. However, from 2000 to 2011 it grew by just 0.5 percent.

Experts Aim to ID How Humans Are Changing the Ocean

October 9, 2013 7:00 am | by International Programme on the State of the Ocean | News | Comments

The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) brings together world experts in the science, socioeconomics and governance of marine ecosystems to identify how humankind is changing the capacity of the Global Ocean to support life and human societies on Earth.

Report Prioritizes Risk Assessments of Manufactured Nanomaterials

October 2, 2013 7:00 am | by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | News | Comments

A new report identifies a range of issues that researchers consider important in risk assessment for manufactured nanomaterials, and that they believe should be addressed in the future.

Report Looks at State of European Research

September 25, 2013 7:00 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The European Union has the objective of strengthening its scientific and technological bases by achieving a European Research Area in which researchers, knowledge and technology circulate freely.

Survey Yields Info on Grad Students, Postdocs in S&E

September 18, 2013 7:00 am | by NSF | News | Comments

A new report reflects the changes made to the National Science Foundation/National Institutes of Health Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering. Refined in 2007, the report includes some new fields and some fields were reclassified.

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