Policy

Funding for DOE’s science research, programs would remain flat under House spending plan

By Jessica McMathis / June 16, 2014

Last week, the House Appropriations Committee presented the fiscal year 2015 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill that keeps funding for the Department of Energy’s programs and research flat.

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Administration designates a dozen manufacturing communities to strengthen competitive edge, supply chains

By Jessica McMathis / June 8, 2014

As part of an effort to not only strengthen the U.S. manufacturing sector, but also spur job creation, President Obama recently designated 12 communities as Manufacturing Communities—the country’s first—backed by federal agencies and funds.

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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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