HBCU Research Scores Big with Innovation and Funding
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.