The United States continues to fall further behind world leaders in funding for university research. To reverse course, it should increase support by $45 billion per year and provide stronger incentives for businesses to increase their investments.
Black applicants to a prestigious research grant program at the National Institutes of Health are awarded funding at a significantly lower rate than their white peers. The NIH has been intensively investigating this funding gap since a 2011 report revealed the extent of the problem, looking for underlying mechanisms to use as opportunities for corrective intervention.
Business R&D activity has been historically concentrated in a few states and became even more so in 2017, according to a National Science Foundation issue brief on the latest Business Research & Development and Innovation Survey (BRDIS).
The International Space Station is an orbiting space laboratory, assembled through a decades-long collaboration of countries. The 360-ton space station is larger than a five-bedroom house -- just much longer and narrower. It has enough room for six sleeping quarters, a gym, a 360-degree viewing window, and areas to conduct a wide array of science experiments. "We've had continuous human presence on the space station for 19 years now," said NASA spokeswoman Stephanie Schierholz. "It is an unprecedented international collaboration among nations."
You can get a lot done in 10 minutes, but try this for speed: A ten-minute shuttle flight between Washington DC and Atlanta. It might sound like the stuff of fiction right now, but a team at Tuskegee University’s College of Engineering hopes to provide tremendous thrust to solving the challenges of hypersonic flight. Each week USBE sheds light on what’s being done in research at colleges and universities–where the research is being conducted, who’s involved, and what they’ve accomplished.
The National Science Foundation today announced the creation of a new program that will significantly advance research in AI and accelerate the development of transformational, AI-powered innovation by allowing researchers to focus on larger-scale, longer-term research.
The FBI has repeatedly warned U.S. universities about visiting researchers stealing intellectual property on behalf of China. That's according to emails reviewed by the Associated Press, which paint a picture of a nationwide effort to convince colleges to be on guard against intellectual property theft. The emails underscore the extent of U.S. concerns that universities, as recruiters of foreign talent and incubators of cutting-edge research, are particularly vulnerable targets.
Ten research and process "big ideas" that will drive important aspects of NSF's long-term research agenda, push forward the frontiers of U.S. science and engineering research, and lead to new discoveries and innovations.
After months of outcry over whether the United States government is unfairly targeting foreign-born researchers over purported security breaches, President Donald Trump’s science adviser is launching an effort to strengthen national policies on research security. The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) is working to establish government-wide requirements for what information researchers need to disclose to receive federal research grants.
Now that the deficit-financed mini-boom is over, economic growth is settling back into what seems to be its new, long-term normal of slightly over 2 percent per year. This is a big problem, because the health of our political and financial systems is closely linked to growing incomes. A future with 3 percent growth is much better than one with only 2 percent growth.