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Permanent R&D tax credit passes the House

By Jessica McMathis / May 14, 2014

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to make permanent a tax break for companies who invest in research and development.

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Spending panel smiles on NSF, NASA, NIST with 2015 budget bill

By Jessica McMathis / May 6, 2014

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives are backing a 2015 budget bill that ups funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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Report: Push for clean energy may impair America’s ability to reduce carbon emissions

By Jessica McMathis / May 5, 2014

New data suggests that America’s efforts to make its energy cleaner and greener are actually impeding its ability to reduce harmful carbon emissions.

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Touchscreen warfare, passive purification, patent law, and glass strengthening in the May ACerS Bulletin—now online!

By April Gocha / April 24, 2014

The May issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online—check out all the great content that fills this month’s pages!

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The economy of research: Study shows impacts of US science funding felt far beyond the lab

By Jessica McMathis / April 19, 2014

A new study indicates that university research is more than fodder for headlines—rather, it’s a “key component of the US economic ecosystem.”

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DOE fuels US competitiveness in fuel cell market with $3-million investment

By Jessica McMathis / April 13, 2014

In an ongoing effort to give US businesses more cost-efficient and cleaner energy options, last week the Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a cool $3 million to heat up the country’s competitiveness in the fuel cell market.

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As US research funding remains mostly flat, China bets big with new budget

By Jessica McMathis / March 31, 2014

China’s counting on science to propel its economy forward and is betting big with a new budget that will help get it done.

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Budget update: NSF presents 2015 request, unveils strategic plan

By Jessica McMathis / March 17, 2014

The National Science Foundation has formally presented a $7.3-billion budget request to Congress that “supports investments in fundamental research across all scientific disciplines, engineering and education that continue to enhance our national economy, security and quality of life.”

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Obama’s proposed 2015 budget includes increased spending for R&D, STEM education

By Jessica McMathis / March 7, 2014

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).

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Corning group thinks glass science research can drive economic growth. Solow economic theory explains how

By Eileen De Guire / January 17, 2014

Will there be enough glass scientists and engineers who understand the factors that determine glass properties and how to control them?

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