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Spending at nation’s federal R&D centers down—again

By Jessica McMathis / May 7, 2015

The majority of the nation’s federally-funded R&D centers slashed spending in fiscal year 2013 by more than $1 billion over the previous year.

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Budget 2016 breakdown: Who gets what, and how much

By Jessica McMathis / February 14, 2015

When it comes to budget time, every one is a winner—that is, until they’re not. For now, that means big wins for science and technology in President Barack Obama’s proposed $2.63-trillion Fiscal Year 2016 budget.

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Companies in these five states account for half of all business R&D performed in the US

By Jessica McMathis / November 4, 2014

New data from the National Science Foundation shows that the $239 billion of R&D performed by U.S. businesses is highly concentrated by state and metropolitan area.

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GE’s sweet new fuel cell tech makes the most of ceramic materials

By Jessica McMathis / July 28, 2014

GE has taken its R&D destiny into its own hands, creating an internal startup to manufacture a new fuel cell technology that can produce between 1 and 10 megawatts of power at a generation efficiency of 65 percent.

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‘Google for materials’—How ORNL’s new imaging institute will change materials research

By Jessica McMathis / July 1, 2014

Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently announced the launch of the Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials, which will unite experts in imaging instrumentation, fundamentals in physical and chemical imaging processes, and data analytics.

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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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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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