U.S. sees sizable increase in R&D spending

September 19, 2016


US science agencies face budget limbo

September 07, 2016

Another year, another round of budget roulette for US science agencies. When Congress returns from its summer break on 6 September, it will have just three weeks to pass a new government funding bill before the 2017 budget year begins on 1 October.

Businesses spent $341 billion on R&D performed in US in 2014

August 29, 2016

Businesses spent $341 billion on research and development (R&D) performed in the United States in 2014, a 5.6 percent increase over the previous year, according to a new report from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).

NASA opens research to public: Why that's a big deal

August 25, 2016

NASA announced last Tuesday that they would be releasing hundreds of peer-reviewed, scholarly articles on NASA-funded research projects online. The articles are entirely free to access for any member of the public.

How Edtech Is Still Ignoring Its Biggest Market

August 24, 2016

Educational technology is booming. Technology is helping to redefine how we learn, obtain skills, and get credentialed. That value proposition has captured public attention and attracted record amounts of venture capital funding. But the vision for edtech is, and should be, much broader.

NSF funds new integrative approaches to study the brain

August 21, 2016

The 18 newly funded projects stem from the cross-disciplinary NSF Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems program, which supports bold efforts to go beyond single-discipline researc

NASA Unveils New Public Web Portal for Research Results

August 17, 2016

Public access to NASA-funded research data now is just a click away, with the launch of a new agency public access portal. The creation of the NASA-Funded Research Results portal on reflects the agency's ongoing commitment to providing broad public access to science data.

NIH considering restarting funding for human-animal chimera research

August 07, 2016

Federal health officials said Thursday they are reconsidering a moratorium on the funding of research in which human tissues are transplanted into early, nonhuman embryos -- creating organisms k

NSF dedicates $35 million to improving software used in science and education

August 07, 2016

Big data is more important than ever in just about every scientific discipline -- and the data is bigger than ever, too.

Brain research funding: U.S. must keep momentum going

July 21, 2016

Investments made through agencies such as the NIH and National Science Foundation (NSF) drive knowledge and fuel innovation in the neuroscience community.


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