March 7th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
President Obama has delivered to Congress a $3.9-trillion budget request for 2015 that includes $56 billion for his “Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative” and increased spending for research and development (R&D).
January 17th, 2014 | by Eileen De Guire
Will there be enough glass scientists and engineers who understand the factors that determine glass properties and how to control them
October 10th, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
As the federal government shutdown drags through its second week, it is impacting federal research efforts and not much seems to have changed in terms of the entrenched political positions of the Obama administration, House Republicans, and Senate Democrats.
September 3rd, 2013 | by Eileen De Guire
The Royal Society of Chemistry and the British Cheese Board applied the scientific method to determine optimum "process parameters" for making cheese on toast, a favorite snack of UK children and inspire school-age children to consider STEM careers. A deeper question, though, how urgent is the need for new STEM-trained graduates?
August 20th, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
It’s all blue skies above the US Capitol in this photo, but the federal budget picture for 2014 remains cloudy. (Credit: …
August 6th, 2013 | by Eileen De Guire
The Materials Genome Initiative. Credit: MGI, OSTP, White House. The Materials Genome Initiative continues to gain momentum, driven in …
July 15th, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
The Department of Energy’s network of 17 national laboratories and five related facilities has been responsible for a multitude of …
July 2nd, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
Sound waves precisely position nanowires Researchers at Penn State University are using sound waves to position nanowires in repeatable patterns …
June 25th, 2013 | by Eileen De Guire
The Materials Genome Initiative aspires to reduce by half the time from materials discovery to manufacture. Credit: MGI; OSTP. …
April 23rd, 2013 | by Eileen De Guire
How energy harvesting tech could power wearables and the internet of things (GigaOm) It’s all very well talking about the …