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Obama Announces Initiative to Spur Innovations in Manufacturing

June 21, 2016

Speaking before business leaders at the annual SelectUSA Summit in Washington, Obama said a coalition of 200 partners will receive $140 million in public and private funding to "radically improve" the efficiency of manufacturing by developing smart sensor and digital technologies that dramatically cut waste, save energy and streamline manufacturing processes.

States get offer of federal money to boost insurer compliance with Obamacare

June 20, 2016

Here's some cash to help health insurers stay on the straight and narrow when it comes to Obamacare. The Obama administration Wednesday (6/15) said it would offer state insurance regulators a total of $22 million in funding to use to make sure that health insurers are complying with key consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act.

Gravitational waves found from colliding black holes

June 20, 2016

For the second time, a group of scientists has detected gravitational waves, bringing more physical proof of the phenomenon Albert Einstein anticipated in his general theory of relativity a century ago. The waves were detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, which is funded by the National Science Foundation and managed jointly by Caltech and MIT.

Improving STEM Education In America, And Making It More Diverse

June 20, 2016

"Girls and minorities are just as interested in science as white males. You look at all the data that are coming out, that look at high school students who might be going to college, they are as likely to be interested in those STEM fields as their white males. The question about whether or not they’re getting what they need is a valid one.