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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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DOE funding to speed up nuclear R&D, lab-to-market transition

By Jessica McMathis / November 9, 2014

The Department of Energy is accelerating clean-energy technologies, flagging $13 million to advance nuclear energy R&D and launching a pilot program to speed up the lab-to-market process.

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Data mining for materials made easier? Talk about 21st century gold

By Jessica McMathis / October 17, 2014

NSF is banking on faster materials development through data mining with a $250,000 award to computer science professor Junzhou Huang to help design “scalable algorithms and a computational framework that can search unprecedented volumes of data detailing the complete set of genes present in numerous materials.”

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Federal funding for basic research at US colleges and universities stagnant in FY 2012

By Jessica McMathis / September 21, 2014

Basic research at the nation’s colleges and universities received a decrease in federal funding by 0.3 percent between FY 2011 and FY 2012, according to data from the National Science Foundation.

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Video: ‘Twice as fast, at half the cost’—Where is the Materials Genome Initiative at today?

By April Gocha / July 10, 2014

Three years out from the launch of the Materials Genome Initiative, things are looking pretty bright thanks to millions of dollars in funding from the White House to propel advancements in advanced materials and spur American manufacturing.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / June 26, 2014

ORNL launches imaging institute, Corning supplies NASA, construction jobs are up, Samena considers RAK liquidation, and Morgan Advanced Materials finds its niche.

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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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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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Midwest lands new innovation hubs built to boost advanced manufacturing

By Jessica McMathis / February 27, 2014

Manufacturing production is up, and US manufacturers are adding jobs (some 622,000 since early 2010)—but a $280-million investment in two new innovation institutes cements a renewed commitment to advanced manufacturing in the States.

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