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HBCU Research Scores Big with Innovation and Funding

October 14, 2019

You can get a lot done in 10 minutes, but try this for speed:  A ten-minute shuttle flight between Washington DC  and Atlanta.

NSF leads federal partners in accelerating the development of transformational, AI-powered innovation

October 09, 2019

The National Science Foundation today announced the creation of a new program that will significantly advance research in AI and accelerate the development of transformational, AI-powered innovation by allowing researchers to focus on larger-scale, longer-term research.

US researchers on front line of battle against Chinese theft

October 08, 2019

The FBI has repeatedly warned U.S. universities about visiting researchers stealing intellectual property on behalf of China.

Ten Big Ideas for Future NSF Investment - Video

September 23, 2019

Ten research and process "big ideas" that will drive important aspects of NSF's long-term research agenda, push forward the frontiers of U.S. science and engineering research, and lead to new discoveries and innovations.

Trump's top scientist outlines plan to reduce foreign influence on US research

September 18, 2019

After months of outcry over whether the United States government is unfairly targeting foreign-born researchers over purported security breaches, President Donald Trump’s science adviser is launching an effort to strengthen national policies on research security.

U.S. Continues to Lag Its Competitors on Tax Credits for Research and Development

September 17, 2019

Now that the deficit-financed mini-boom is over, economic growth is settling back into what seems to be its new, long-term normal of slightly over 2 percent per year. This is a big problem, because the health of our political and financial systems is closely linked to growing incomes.

Why Federal R&D Policy Needs to Prioritize Productivity to Drive Growth and Reduce the Debt-to-GDP Ratio

September 17, 2019

The greatest driver of economic progress since the dawn of the industrial revolution has been the development and adoption of technology, especially to either automate work or eliminate the need for it.

NSF commits $36 million to uncovering Rules of Life that will drive next-generation research

September 12, 2019

The National Science Foundation has invested $36 million in the first projects under its Understanding the Rules of Life portfolio. These awards are aimed at accelerating development in two key areas of science and engineering research: building a synthetic cell, and epigenetics.

Mini-brains grown in a lab show neural activity like preterm babies

September 09, 2019

Miniature brains grown in a lab exhibit remarkably similar activity to preterm babies’ brains. This dispels the idea that human brains need to develop in a womb or be connected to other organs to function.

New memo offers first glimpse of how Trump's science adviser would like to shape spending priorities

September 08, 2019

A new White House directive laying out next year’s spending priorities for federal research agencies describes a U.S. science enterprise imperiled by internal problems and foreign governments.

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