Internet experts and highly engaged netizens participated in answering an eight-question survey asking how they expect digital life in 2025 will shape up.
In FY 2011, federal agencies obligated $31.4 billion to 1,134 academic institutions for science...
A new report summarizes a workshop convened to review current understanding of the links between...
A report covers the ideas, experiences and ambitions shared by a group of university leaders on...
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.
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.
The President’s Budget provides a roadmap for accelerating economic growth, expanding opportunity for all Americans and ensuring fiscal responsibility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new approach to the federal budget is required to accomplish the dual goals of reducing the budget deficit and growing the economy.
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.
A five year plan describes how the FDA proposes to meet the information technology goals of the Generic Drug User Fee Act.
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.
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.
The Program for International Student Assessment is an international assessment that measures 15-year-old students' reading, mathematics and science literacy.
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.
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.
New technologies have made it easier and cheaper to collect, store, manipulate, analyze, use and disseminate data.
A new report charts the rise of innovation and research in China and sets out a roadmap for more strategic UK-China collaboration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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