“These challenges share one thing in common: the need for scientific knowledge and technological expertise to address them successfully.”
-- The deeper worry is that tech is out of step with the national and global mood, and failed to recognize the social and
There are increasing signs of coherence in developing scientific strategies across the continent. The first comprehensive
Walter Mischel, who devised the famous "marshmallow test," worries future scientists won't get the money to do something similar.
"Good luck with that!" This is the most common response we get when we talk about ScienceDebate.org, the non-profit founded to try and persuade the presidential candidates to attend a debate solely on science issues, including technology, the environment, and medicine.
Huckabee’s comments come as another likely Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), launched a Senate
Synthetic biology will be the future of manufacturing, engineering and medicine. But for now, there's nothing wrong with focusing on start-ups that will generate revenue while moving up the complexity curve faster and more predictably than anyone else.
“You put a lot of effort into something, and then basically your time is getting wasted when your proposal has been rejected
The ALS social media movement will be analyzed, studied and debated for years to come as a precedent for successful fundraising. For the scientific community the big question will be: is it enough for us to popularize our causes in a lighthearted way to raise funding?
The Division of Particles and Fields in the American Physical Society started a community planning exercise in 2013 to help plan the next 10 years of particle physics investments in light of the Higgs discovery, new information about neutrinos, and new information about dark energy and the accelerating universe.
When we think of science for health, we think first -- and invest mostly -- in curing diseases once they have occurred. This is vitally important. However, the greatest return on investment often comes from the science of preventing the disease in the first place.
Universities across the United States are urging President Obama and Congress to recommit -- now -- to necessary and fundamental investments in research.
Jeff Kershner remembers the last time the government shut down. Back in the mid-1990s, Kershner was with the Forest Service
When word comes from the deep that the sub is done with its work and is returning to the surface, the LRT divers suit back up and reverse the process -- essentially landing the sub on the barge underwater like a fighter jet hitting the deck of an aircraft carrier.
As members of Congress felt the first effects of the sequester on tarmacs at Dulles and Reagan months ago, they moved quickly to end the FAA furloughs. However, they neglected to act upon the far more serious threat facing the country under sequestration. That threat is an impending R&D collapse.