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Congress-approved spending bill proposes big boosts to research funding

By April Gocha / March 23, 2018

The U.S. Senate just approved a $1.3 trillion spending package that significantly increases funding for research—the plan increases R&D funding by 12.8% over 2017 figures, the largest increases to research spending in nearly a decade.

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Latest sintering technology makes ceramic-based materials faster with less heat

By Stephanie Liverani / September 29, 2016

Penn State University (State College, Pa.) researchers announced they’ve developed a new technology called cold sintering process that can make a ceramic material faster than it takes to bake a pizza and at lower temperatures.

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New year, new materials: NSF funds program to accelerate discovery of new materials and tech

By Stephanie Liverani / March 8, 2016

A new Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) program funded by the National Science Foundation made its first awards to Penn State University and Cornell University to significantly accelerate materials research and development.

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Show me the money: Science agencies see pre-sequestration federal budget levels in FY 2016

By Stephanie Liverani / February 9, 2016

Many science agencies will see federal budget numbers return to levels not seen since the fiscal year 2013 sequestration in FY 2016, according to a recent article published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Telescopic contact lenses and wink-controlled eyeglasses that magnify ‘on demand’ could aid the visually impaired

By Jessica McMathis / February 25, 2015

Researchers at Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have developed a telescopic contact lens and wink-controlled smart glasses that could bring better, stronger sight to the visually impaired.

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Agree to disagree: Americans’ and US scientists’ views on science not-at-all yet somewhat the same

By Jessica McMathis / February 10, 2015

Americans think that our country’s achievements and advancements in science are tops—but when it comes to their views on top issues like climate change and nuclear power, their perceptions differ from the views of scientists, says a new report from the Pew Research Center.

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Video: Engineering anarchy? Termite robots build complex structures without a leader

By April Gocha / February 18, 2014

Harvard engineers designed termite-like robots that can work together to build complex structures without a leader, and other robot advances inspired by nature.

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2014 federal R&D budget: Glimmers of hope, but big battle looms

By Jim Destefani / August 20, 2013

It’s all blue skies above the US Capitol in this photo, but the federal budget picture for 2014 remains cloudy. (Credit: Raul654/Wikimedia Commons.)   Basic government funding is set to expire at the end of September, and (big surprise!) the House and Senate are tens of billions of dollars apart on funding levels in most budget…

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Fate of R&D monies in federal budget still up in the air

By / January 4, 2013

Credit: Architect of the Capitol; Wikipedia. Congress’ work in the last few days has been a classic case of Good News/Bad News for innovation and research. The good news is that the legislative body didn’t act to implement the automatic budget sequestration that would have led to some tough and, perhaps, strategically unwise across-the-board cuts…

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