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Reclaiming U.S. Defense Leadership on Innovation

May 07, 2017

Coupled with the lack of an updated defense research and development (R&D) strategy to help focus U.S. investments and rally the U.S. R&D community, inefficiencies in the U.S.

America's 'Miracle Machine' is in desperate need of, well, a miracle

May 07, 2017

Our machine is the envy of the world. And yet, while other nations, such as China, are working furiously to develop their own Miracle Machines, we’ve been neglecting ours. Though historically a bipartisan priority, science and technology funding has steadily eroded over the past decade.

Photonics volunteers urge Congressional support for funding science programs, higher education

April 27, 2017

Volunteers supported by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, joined other scientists, researchers, engineers, and industry professionals in visiting U.S.

To Spur Innovation, U.S. Colleges And Companies Must Collaborate Better

April 26, 2017

Flat-panel displays, lithium ion batteries, digital mobile handsets, notebook computers and photovoltaic cells and panels are just a few of the products created with technologies invented in the United States, but largely commercialized elsewhere. How can that be when U.S.

Federal research funding up in FY 2015

April 12, 2017

NCSES reported that within the R&D total, research obligations -- a category of transactions including orders placed, contracts awarded and services received -- increased by 1 percent to $63.6 billion.

Patient moves paralyzed legs with help from electrical stimulation of spinal cord

April 11, 2017

Electrical stimulation of the spinal cord and intense physical therapy have been used by Mayo Clinic researchers to help Jared Chinnock intentionally move his paralyzed legs, stand, and make steplike motions for the first time in three years.

This contact lens could someday measure blood glucose and other signs of disease

April 07, 2017

Transparent biosensors embedded into contact lenses could soon allow doctors and patients to monitor blood glucose levels and many other telltale signs of disease from teardops without invasive tests, according to Oregon State University chemical engineering professor Gregory S. Herman, Ph.D.

Bill to Improve Weather Forecasts Heads to President's Desk

April 05, 2017

The National Weather Service would have to boost research -- including some from private companies -- to improve forecasts and storm warnings under a bill headed to the president's desk.

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.

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