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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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ICC4: The beginning through a student’s eyes

By Bobby Harl / July 16, 2012

Registration desk at ICC4. Credit: Bobby Harl; ACerS. Hello readers! First, I must say it is a great pleasure to be writing to you from ICC4. I would quickly like to thank the American Ceramic Society for the opportunity they have given me in this student blogger position and look forward to this exciting conference.…

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Top federal sci-tech council calls for $16B increase in energy RDD&D funding, quadrennial review

By / December 3, 2010

I have been out of the news loop for several days because of some health problems, but it appears to me that surprisingly little notice was given to a report issued last week by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology that called for major new U.S. investments in energy-related research, development, demonstration…

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Outgoing PCAST report raises many questions

By / January 3, 2009

One has to critically read (if not read between the lines) a report written to the incoming President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology from leaders of the outgoing panel. AAAS has started to tweeze out some of the nuances of the report and one of their staffers interviewed soon-to-be-former co-chair E. Floyd Kvamme.…

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