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  • The Ebola crisis in West Africa has quickly grown into the most difficult health security problem faced by the modern world, but it is also providing opportunities to better prepare nations for future health emergencies, said speakers at a recent conference on global health security in Washington,...
  • The Global Health Security Agenda: Non Governmental Perspectives on Addressing Emerging and Evolving Biological Threats September 25th, 2014 8:00am - 3:30pm, followed by a poster session LIVE WEBCAST Since the February 2014 launch of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), international...
  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science and several other leading science and technology professional societies are proud partners of SciCast , a research project run by George Mason University and funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). More than 9,...
  • SciCast , a research project run by George Mason University, is the largest known science and technology-focused crowdsourced forecasting site. So what makes a crowdsourced prediction market more powerful? An even bigger crowd. SciCast is launching its first worldwide call for participants to join...
  • Construction at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina is on standby while the Energy Department considers other options. | Flickr/ Savannah River Site Fourteen years after Russia and the United States agreed to each get rid of 34 metric tons of surplus weapons plutonium, the projected cost of...
  • On June 4, AAAS hosted a breakfast panel event on “downblending and disposal” as an option for weapons-grade plutonium disposition under the Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement (PMDA [1] ). This subject has a long history that dates back to the end of the Cold War, combining complex...
  • In the Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement (PMDA), the United States and Russia have each committed to dispose of 34 metric tons of surplus weapons-grade plutonium. To implement the PMDA, the United States has been building a mixed oxide (MOX) fuel fabrication facility to convert the...