NSF funds new projects to advance energy-efficient computing

October 20, 2016

Researchers aim to create a new type of computer that can proactively interpret and learn from data, solve unfamiliar problems using what it has learned, and operate with the energy efficiency of the human brain, as detailed by the White House when it announced the

If Billionaires Fund Your Research, Don't Take Public Money

October 19, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s announcement in September that they will pour $3 billion into research, mainly at elite universities in California, with expressed interest to “cure all disease” with

Half of U.S. business R&D concentrated in five states

October 06, 2016

Five states accounted for just over half of the $255 billion of research and development (R&D) companies paid for and performed in the United States in 2013, according to a new report from the National Center for Science and Engineer

If There's Life on Europa, Robots Like These Will Find It

October 04, 2016

The exploration of Europa begins under the ice in Antarctica.

New HHMI efforts to help young scientists highlight ongoing diversity challenge

October 03, 2016

Last week the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), one of the nation’s largest biomedical research charities, offered news about two programs intended to help early-career scientists.

Zuckerberg's $3 Billion Isn't Actually That Impressive

September 26, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan just pledged $3 billion over the next 10 years to “cure all disease.” It’s a big commitment, and while we’re all writing snarky think pie

Highest-resolution map of the entire human brain created

September 21, 2016

The Allen Institute for Brain Science has published the highest-resolution atlas of the human brain to date in a stand-alone issue of the Journal of Comparative Neurology.

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).


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