Tech companies spend more on R&D than any other companies in the U.S.
Led by Amazon, Alphabet, Intel, Microsoft and Apple, tech companies spent more on research and development than any other companies in the S&P 500 that reported such data, according to FactSet data from the most recent fiscal year.
Astronomers detect 15 high-frequency 'fast radio bursts' from distant galaxy
Using the Green Bank radio telescope, astronomers at Breakthrough Listen, a $100 million initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe, have detected 15 brief but powerful “
NFL Making $40 Million Available for Medical Research
A year after the NFL pledged $100 million in support of independent medical research and engineering advancements, a huge chunk of that soon will be awarded to such research, primarily dedicated to neuroscience.
New NSF awards will bring together cross-disciplinary science communities to develop foundations of data science
The National Science Foundation (NSF) today (8/24) announced $17.7 million in funding for 12 Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) projects, which will bring together the statistics, mathematics and theoretical computer science communities to develop the foundations o
Trump R&D Priorities Include Military Space Systems
Two White House offices issued guidance to federal agencies today in formulating their FY2019 budget requests on the Trump Administration’s research and development (R&D) priorities. Civil space activities are not on the list, but military space systems are briefly mentioned.
NSF funds new multidisciplinary approaches to study the brain
The National Science Foundation (NSF) made 19 awards to cross-disciplinary teams from across the United States to conduct innovative research focused on neural and cognitive systems. Each award provides a research team with up to $1 million over two to four years.
Secretary Ross Should Stop Charging the Public for the Government's Scientific Data
Though there may have once been a legitimate justification for restrictively licensing this data, failing to make it freely available online not only contradicts federal open data polic
NIH Awards by State, 2007-2016
NIH awarded $24.6 billion in funds to the 50 states and the District of Columbia during 2016, a 4.5 percent increase from 2012, and a 6.4 percent increase from 2007. Of the total amount awarded in 2016, roughly two-thirds (66.1 percent) went to the top 10 states.
First U.S.-based group to edit human embryos brings practice closer to clinic
The ethical and practical debates over using the DNA-editing method CRISPR to alter human embryos just got less hypothetical.
Scientists Crispr the First Human Embryos in the US (Maybe)
As powerful as the gene-editing technique Crispr is turning out to be--researchers are using it to make malaria-proof mosquitoes, disease-resistant tomatoes, live bacteria thumb drives, and all kinds of other crazy stuff--so far US scientists have had one bright line: no heritable modifications o