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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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Aggressive climate pollution plan part of China’s ‘energy revolution’

By Jessica McMathis / December 17, 2014

China is making strides toward cutting carbon emissions, but will it be enough? New research shows that the country’s mitigation strategies may not be enough to overcome increasing demand.

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Increased trade, decreased price: Deal may expand tariff-free tech, including semiconductors

By April Gocha / November 12, 2014

Successful negotiations between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping are setting the stage for the World Trade Organization to slash tariffs on an expanded selection of high-tech products, including semiconductors.

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Renewable energy R&D on the budget chopping block

By Jim Destefani / August 28, 2013

An energy spending bill that passed in the US House of Representatives in July would gut DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

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Obama announces competition for three new manufacturing centers

By Eileen De Guire / May 23, 2013

“We want the next revolution in manufacturing to be made in America!” President Barack Obama proclaimed last week at a visit to Applied Materials in Austin, Tex. He used the visit to announce a competition to establish the next three “manufacturing innovation institutes” as part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. The new institutes…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / March 19, 2013

Bio for nano: Engineers work to create new biomaterials with energy technology applications University of Delaware materials science professors Darrin Pochan and Kristi Kiick are taking a new approach to building new nanomaterials from biomolecules—namely peptides and proteins—that could increase the efficiency of photovoltaics, and other electronic devices. “Peptides and polypeptides offer unlimited potential in…

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White House releases report on advanced manufacturing initiatives

By Eileen De Guire / July 30, 2012

A new report issued from the White House proposes 16 actions to improve manufacturing and innovation. Credit: Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee; PCAST, OSTP. The New York Times and other major newspapers are reporting that the United States economy grew in the second quarter of 2012, but at a paltry (annualized) rate of 1.5 percent…

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“Science to Start-ups”—Innovation Corps launched by NSF

By Eileen De Guire / August 1, 2011

The National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va. Credit: NSF. Our nation’s capitol was an interesting place to be last week, but not because of the impossible-to-escape budget politics that dominated the newscasts. Last week I was in DC attending the NSF-ACerS workshop for principal investigators, and at every level of the NSF the message is “innovation.”…

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United States launching materials ‘genome’ project

By Eileen De Guire / June 30, 2011

I Steel rebar embedded in concrete (left) and “nanorebar” made of carbon nanofibers. Credit: F. Sanchez, Vanderbilt University; ACerS Bulletin. President Obama announced the launch of a Materials Genome Initiative during his speech at Carnegie Mellon University last week when he also announced the launch of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership. (Read our report on the…

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White House invests $500M in Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

By Eileen De Guire / June 29, 2011

President Barack Obama announces Advanced Manufacturing Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University. Credit: Pete Souza; Official White House Photo. Last week President Obama unveiled a new initiative to invest in emerging technologies and create new manufacturing jobs and increase the nation’s global competitiveness. During a visit to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., Obama introduced the…

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