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2012 AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy
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Troubling Forecasts for Federal R&D
[25 May 2012]
With the U.S. approaching a “fiscal cliff,” crucial R&D investments are imperiled by lawmakers’ inability to fix federal budget problems, experts told a AAAS audience.
Spreading the Wealth at NIH
[17 May 2012]
In tough budget times, the U.S. National Institutes of Health is weighing options to improve the success rate for grant applicants, a top official reported at the AAAS Forum.
Building Relationships Based on Science
[11 May 2012]
Sharing scientific expertise with other nations brings benefits to the U.S., too, E. William Colglazier, the S&T adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State, told a AAAS audience.
Polarized Politics: How Did We Get This Way?
[8 May 2012]
The answer may lie, in part, in voters’ psychological and biological tendencies that researchers are starting to understand, speakers said at the AAAS Forum on S&T Policy.
U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith: Tight Budget, Good Science
[7 May 2012]
Speaking at the AAAS Forum on S&T Policy, the influential GOP congressman pointed to bipartisan support for research. But, he says, deficits will require compromise.
Experts Explore Innovation, Jobs, and Wealth
[4 May 2012]
Technology creates wealth, but it has not increased the percentage of working-age people with jobs, while “toxic thinking” hinders innovation, speakers said at the annual AAAS Forum.
A Continuing Commitment to Science Investment
[27 April 2012]
Despite a tough economic outlook, President Obama remains committed to science and science education, top adviser John P. Holdren said at the AAAS Forum on S&T Policy.