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....
The Global Information Technology Report 2013 analyzes the impact and influence of information...
New technologies have made it easier and cheaper to collect, store, manipulate, analyze, use and...
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.
Federal efforts to rebuild depleted fish populations have been successful at reducing fishing pressure on many overfished stocks, and fish stocks have generally increased under reduced harvesting.
The U.S. has collected 40 continuous years of satellite records of land remote sensing data from satellites. Even though this data is valuable to improving many different aspects of the country, the availability of this data for planning our nation's future is at risk.
Science and engineering (S&E) employment in the U.S. is geographically concentrated in a small number of states and several major metropolitan areas within those states.
New research reveal links among researchers working on related threads of scientific inquiry, but whose background might not suggest that they belong to the same “invisible college.”
The FDA is proposing to adopt regulations on foreign supplier verification programs for importers of food for humans and animals, and they are interested in hearing opinions from the public.
The U.S. should establish a National Sustainability Policy and take additional steps to encourage federal agencies to collaborate on sustainability challenges that demand the expertise of many agencies, such as improving disaster resilience and managing ecosystems.
The National Labs are a tremendous R&D resource, but their operations are still based on a decades-old management model that no longer meets the needs of our modern innovation ecosystem.
A report was compiled from the National Science Foundation FY 2011 Higher Education Research and Development Survey.
While numerous studies are under way to determine the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico, the extent and severity of these impacts and the value of the resulting losses cannot fully be measured without considering the goods and services provided by the Gulf.
The U.S. rejoined the five most innovative nations and the United Kingdom moved up to the third spot while Switzerland retained its place atop the rankings in the Global Innovation Index 2013.
At last, investors appear ready to get back to business. Despite fiscal policy gridlock and unresolved debt issues plaguing many developed countries around the world, executives are surprisingly optimistic about the global economic outlook.
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.
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