News & Notes

News & Notes

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  • [A variation of this article appeared in AAAS News & Notes in the 30 January 2015 issue of Science .] With federal R&D funding as a percentage of GDP at its lowest levels in several decades, states are doing what they can to support innovation within their own borders. Many have created...
  • Investing in technology that turns tidal energy into clean power has paid off for the state of Maine. | COURTESY OF OCEAN RENEWABLE POWER COMPANY At the mouth of the Bay of Fundy, just off the coast of Maine, a tidal power system built and operated by the Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) draws...
  • Barbara A. Schaal, Ph.D., dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences and the Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been chosen as AAAS president-elect. Her three-year term as an officer and member of...
  • Eight of the flags of Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) members in ASEAN headquarter at Jalan Sisingamangaraja No.70A, South Jakarta, Indonesia. From left the flags of: Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam. | Gunawan Kartapranata / Wikimedia...
  • A AAAS-led group (left) meets with its hosts at the Cuban Academy of Sciences in Havana. | AAAS/Kathy Wren HAVANA, CUBA — On a 90-degree morning in April, a AAAS-led group of U.S. scientists and policy experts stepped gratefully out of the tropical glare of a Havana side street and into the elegant...
  • AAAS has embarked on a far-reaching effort to make the robust organization even stronger, by enhancing its engagement with its members and enabling the Science family of journals to provide leadership in science communication in the dynamic, multimedia landscape of the future. "From every...
  • Duane B. Dimos, Sandia National Laboratories Francis J. Doyle III, University of California, Santa Barbara Vinayak Dravid, Northwestern University Elizabeth Edwards, University of Toronto Jay A. Farrell, University of California, Riverside W. Kent Fuchs, Cornell University Don P. Giddens, Georgia...
  • Nina Fedoroff is starting her new year in Saudi Arabia, focused on some lifelong research and policy passions. She’s establishing a new center for desert agriculture at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, where scientists from many countries and diverse disciplines will tackle one...
  • Following are the results of the 2010 election. Terms began on 22 February 2011. General Election President: William H. Press Board of Directors: Raymond L. Orbach; Inder M. Verma Committee on Nominations: Francisco J. Ayala; Sandra M. Faber; Jo Handelsman; Thomas D. Pollard Section on Agriculture...
  • India and the United States should explore a range of cooperative initiatives in science and technology, including joint projects in developing nations such as Afghanistan and large-scale research collaborations, delegates concluded at a workshop in Bangalore. These recommendations and others...