Senate Panel Approves Science and Tech Bill; Funding Issues Unresolved

June 30, 2016

The Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday easily advanced a bill that would maximize basic research in science a

Global R&D trends challenge traditional science powerhouses

June 28, 2016

The US remains the single largest funder of research and development (R&D) in the world, but emerging trends show the global science funding landscape is becoming more diverse, according to new analysis by

Senators introduce bipartisan bill to support U.S. research and education

June 26, 2016

The new bill (S.3084) was crafted by Senators Cory Gardner (R–CO) and Gary Peters (D–MI) and has the backing of t

Samsung Commits $1.2 Billion To IoT Research In US

June 24, 2016

Samsung Electronics has committed to spending $1.2 billion over four years on internet of things (IoT) research and development

The Decline Of Research At Public Universities Erodes Public Trust

June 14, 2016

As public universities lose state funding, and are increasingly forced to function more like any other business, universities have to shift priorities.

Uncertain Future for Earth’s Biggest Telescope

June 08, 2016

Tucked into a sinkhole in the Puerto Rican jungle, the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope scans the skies for signs of distant galaxies, elusive gravitational waves, and the murmurs of extraterrestrial civilizations nearly 24 hours a day.

Will Senate COMPETES bill narrow partisan gap in Congress over U.S. research policy?

June 02, 2016

As a conservative Republican from the West and a liberal Democrat from the Midwest, senators Cory Gardner (R–CO) and Gary Peters (D–MI) are separated by geography and ideology. But they see eye-to-eye on the need for the federal government to strengthen its support of basic research.

Would President Trump be a science guy?

May 26, 2016

On the encouraging side, Republicans have sometimes funded science better than Democrats, for instance showing notable generosity to the National Institutes of Health.

As Research Funds Dry Up, Science Doctorates Make a Beeline for Data Jobs

May 26, 2016

Cases like Al-Hasan are becoming more common as money for scientific research dries up and competition for limited faculty positions turns fiercer.

Federal science and engineering funding for academic institutions sees first increase in five years

May 25, 2016

Federal agencies obligated $30.8 billion to 996 academic institutions for science and engineering (S&E) activities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, the most recent year for which such information is available, a 6 percent increase over the previous year and the first increase in such funding since F


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