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From pain to memory, researchers investigate how VR can make things go better in the real world

October 23, 2018

Can being in the middle of an opera take your mind off pain?

Fighting Military AI Research Undermines Social and Economic Progress

October 22, 2018

In November 2017, an advocacy group called the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots published a short film called “Slaughterbots” in which autonomous drones developed by the military-industrial complex terrorize and kill innocent civilians.

Businesses spent $375 billion on R&D performance in US in 2016

October 18, 2018

Businesses spent a total of $375 billion on research and development (R&D) performance in the United States in 2016, an increase of 5.3 percent from 2015. Funding from companies' own sources was $318 billion in 2016, an increase of 7 percent from 2015.

Can public policy help make the geographic distribution of federal R&D more equitable?

October 09, 2018

Established in 1979 as a way to help broaden the distribution of federal funds for research and development (R&D), specifically at the National Science Foundation (NSF), one of the most important initiatives funneling research and development funds to states with smaller populations is the Ex

How your brain is like a film editor

October 09, 2018

The brain’s hippocampi may be the film editors of our lives, slicing our continuous experiences into discrete cuts that can be stored away as memories. That’s the idea raised by a new study that analyzed brain scan data from people watching films such as “Forrest Gump.”

US quantum initiatives move forward with DOE, NSF funding and House bill

October 01, 2018

The United States government has unveiled a slew of different Quantum Information Science (QIS) projects, with several different initiatives set to help the nation prepare for a future with quantum computers and quantum communications systems.

Department of Energy Announces $218 Million for Quantum Information Science

September 30, 2018

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NSF announces new awards for quantum research, technologies

September 26, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $31 million for fundamental quantum research that will enable the United States to lead a new quantum technology revolution.

New NSF funding to build research infrastructure across the country

September 23, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded nearly $140 million to seven jurisdictions through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), which builds research and development capacity in jurisdictions that demonstrate a commitment to research but have thus far lack

Large companies dominate business R&D expenditures

September 17, 2018

Companies employing more than 5,000 people represent nearly two-thirds (63.9 percent) of all business R&D in the United States, according to an analysis of NSF’s Business Research, Development, and Innovation Survey (BRDIS).

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