New CRISPR inhibitors found with help from U.S. Department of Defense funding

September 12, 2018

As scientists march closer to using CRISPR gene editing to treat diseases, the U.S. Department of Defense is prepping for the possibility of a more nefarious use of CRISPR: its weaponization to harm humans, animals, or crops.

Astronomers Have Detected an Astonishing 72 New Mystery Radio Bursts From Space

September 11, 2018

A massive number of new signals have been discovered coming from the notorious repeating fast radio source FRB 121102 - and we can thank artificial intelligence for these findings.

Math Journal Kills Research Study After PC Backlash

September 11, 2018

A former professor at the University of Georgia claims that a math journal deleted a statistic study he did on the achievement gap between men and women at similar levels of intelligence after a backlash from board members who found the study too controversial for their politically correct values

Are academic science & engineering resources growing more concentrated?

September 10, 2018

SSTI analysis using data from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics reveals that approximately 60 percent of all new funds for S&E R&D at colleges and universities from 2008 to 2016 went to institutions in just three states: Maryland, Cal

Science and engineering R&D at colleges and universities, by state and metro area

September 10, 2018

Federal funding for S&E R&D grew by $7.2 billion from 2002 to 2016, reaching more than $31.6 billion.

NIH investigating whether U.S. scientists are sharing ideas with foreign governments

August 29, 2018

Fears that foreign governments are tapping U.S.-funded research for valuable information have reached the nation’s largest research funder, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.

Department of Energy Announces $8 Million for Particle Accelerators for Science & Society

August 29, 2018

August 27,2018 - Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $8 million in funding for 12 research awards on a range of topics in both basic and use-inspired research in particle accelerator science and technology.

Federal R&D obligations increased 3 percent between fiscal years 2016 and 2017

August 24, 2018

In FY2017, obligations for research accounted for 56 percent of all federal R&D obligations.

NIST Awards $4 Million for 2018 Small Businesses Innovation Research Program

August 22, 2018

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $4 million in grants to 21 small businesses to support innovative technology development.

White House R&D priorities updated for FY 2020 budget request

August 12, 2018

On July 31, OMB Director Mike Mulvaney distributed a memo outlining eight priority R&D subjects and five practices for leveraging R&D resources more effectively.


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