NASA Awards $96 Million to U.S. Small Businesses for Tech Research, Development

March 13, 2018

NASA has selected 128 proposals from American small businesses to advance research and technology in Phase II of its 2017 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. These selections support NASA's future space exploration missions, while also benefiting the U.S. economy.

R&D Is Fueling Innovation Culture

March 01, 2018

Research and development spending by U.S. business has finally begun increasing robustly as the economic recovery has continued, reaching $499 billion--the most spent by any nation in a single year--in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available.

China May Soon Surpass the United States in R&D Funding

February 27, 2018

The U.S.

75 Breakthroughs by America's National Laboratories

February 22, 2018

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Laboratories are among the most innovative places on the planet.

R&D in Space: A New Frontier for Innovation

February 04, 2018

The potential of the ISS for R&D was expanded in 2011 when the Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), a non-profit, non-government organization, was selected as the manager of the research facility, with a focus on enabling a new era of space research to improve life on Earth.

Industry Funding of University Research: Which States Lead?

January 08, 2018

Industry funding of university research is an important component of U.S. academic research and industrial innovation, especially as federal funding for universities continues to decline and companies cut back on basic, intramural research. However, U.S.

NSF supports declaration of International Brain Initiative

December 21, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) joins with other U.S.

U.S. Lifts Moratorium on Funding Controversial, High-Risk Virus Research

December 20, 2017

The federal government announced on Tuesday that it is lifting a three-year moratorium on funding controversial research that involves genetically altering viruses in ways that could make them more contagious, more deadly, or both--and that critics say risks triggering a catastrophic pandemic.

A new low-cost, simple way to measure medical vital signs with radio waves

December 18, 2017

Replacing devices based on 19th-century technology* and still in use, Cornell University engineers have developed a simple method for gathering blood pressure, heart rate, and breath rate from multiple patients simultaneously.

US scientists find potential therapy for Ebola virus infection

December 12, 2017

Scientists from SRI International and Collaborations Pharmaceuticals in the US have identified a potential new inhibitor, tilorone dihydrochloride, for infection by Ebola virus.


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