State and Local Support for University R&D (2011-2015)
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
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
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
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,
Beneficial AI conference develops 'Asilomar AI principles' to guide future AI research
At the Beneficial AI 2017 conference, January 5-8 held at a conference center in Asilomar, California -- a sequel to the 2015
These may be the last glasses you will ever need to buy
Don’t throw away your bifocals or multiple glasses yet, but those days might soon be over. A team led by University of Utah engineers has created “smart glasses” with liquid-based lenses that can automatically adjust the focus on what you’re seeing, at any distance.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Top 8 facts
With the launch of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the organisation aims to invest in the long-term future of communities by undertaking vital research in areas such as science, technology and education to ensure each individual can reach
A 'smart' patch that automatically delivers insulin when needed
A team of scientists has invented a replacement for daily glucose-level finger-pricking and insulin shots: a painless “smart” patch that monitors blood glucose and releases insulin when levels climb too high.
7 really cool network and IT research projects
Researchers at top universities, backed by funding from federal and other outfits, are pumping out loads of research on network security, wireless networking and more. Here's a recap of 7 impressive projects from recent months.