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By STPF fellows Teresa Stoepler, Andrea Carson, and Harvey Hill
Experts from around the world are predicting the next big thing – from the development of a 3D manufactured organ to whether or not implantable sensors for monitoring cancer will enter clinical trials by the end of 2015 on SciCast, the largest known science and technology-focused crowdsourced forecasting site.

On December 7, 2012, AAAS and over one hundred other scientific societies sent a letter to the White House and Congress, urging them to avoid the sequestration.

To the President and Leadership of the U.S. Congress:

Arash Alaei and his brother Kamiar earned recognition and acclaim from the World Health Organization, the Asia Society, the Global Health Council, and other organizations for programs they started in Iran to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Unfortunately, they also caught the attention of Iranian authorities.

Uzbekistan

Patricia Wallace, one of the people behind a Web site that connects, informs, and helps mentor gifted math and science students, sees the online resource as a way to nurture this country’s next generation of innovators.

Forget textbook descriptions of the legislative process and toss out preconceptions about how to get things done in Washington, a former congressional leader and a current member of Congress told a record class of AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows as they prepared for a year in Washington agencies and congressional offices.

While nations are at times territorial about their own research programs, the trend toward a global scientific community is unmistakable, AAAS chief executive officer Alan I. Leshner wrote in a commentary published in La Stampa prior to the 2 July opening of the Euroscience Open Forum 2010 (ESOF2010) in Turin, Italy.