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R&D Funding in the First Year of Trump's Administration

April 03, 2017

Some have reacted to President Trump’s proposed budget by claiming that it severely reduces funding for science, yet the net impact isn’t likely to dramatically change the overall level of research and development (R&D) funding.

Travelers to Mars risk leukemia cancer, weakened immune function from radiation, NASA-funded study finds

March 29, 2017

Radiation encountered in deep space travel may increase the risk of leukemia cancer in humans traveling to Mars, NASA-funded researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and colleagues have found, using mice transplanted with human stem cells.

Musk launches company to pursue 'neural lace' brain-interface technology

March 29, 2017

Neural lace would help prevent humans from becoming “house cats” to AI, he suggests. “I think one of the solutions that seems maybe the best is to add an AI layer,” Musk hinted at the Code Conference last year.

Apple Says to Add Two More R&D Centers in China

March 18, 2017

Apple will set up two new research and development centers in Shanghai and Suzhou in China, it said in a statement in its Chinese website on Friday.

A biocompatible stretchable material for brain implants and 'electronic skin'

March 16, 2017

Stanford chemical engineers have developed a soft, flexible plastic electrode that stretches like rubber but carries electricity like wires - ideal for brain interfaces and other implantable electronics, they report in an open-access March 10 paper in Science Advances.

5G and beyond: National Science Foundation plunks down $6 million for advanced wireless research

March 09, 2017

The National Science Foundation today announced that it would hand out a total of $6.1 million in research funding for Northeastern University and US Ignite, Inc in a partnership designed to hasten the development of advanced wireless technologies.

State and Local Support for University R&D (2011-2015)

March 05, 2017

State and local governments invested $3.8 billion in R&D at institutions of higher education in FY 2015, with the top ten states accounting for $2.3 billion – roughly 59.4 percent of overall spending, according to an SSTI analysis of NSF data.

Cory Gardner: Making science bipartisan again

February 21, 2017

The American Competitiveness and Innovation Act is a much-needed and long-awaited update to the America COMPETES Act, a comprehensive bill aimed at ensuring America remains a global leader when it comes to science, research, and technology.

NASA selects proposals for first-ever space technology research institutes

February 21, 2017

NASA has selected proposals for the creation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led research institutes that will focus on the development of technologies critical to extending human presence deeper into our solar system.

Taxpayer-Funded Scientists Caught Plagiarizing Were Allowed To Keep Researching

February 14, 2017

The primary government agency for funding scientific research gave researchers caught plagiarizing light punishments and allowed them to continue receiving government grants.The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found no fewer than 23 incidents of plagiarism by government-funded researchers,

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