Science

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NSF Places Research Bets on New Data-Science Institutes

The new investment comes in an effort to harness the power of the data revolution as part of an ongoing NSF program to identify and support emerging opportunities for U.S. leadership in science and technology.

NIAID Pursuing Next-Generation “Pan-Coronavirus” Vaccines

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded more than $36 million to three institutions to conduct research and develop vaccines that can provide broad immunity to coronaviruses such as COVID-19.

EPA Caps Harmful Greenhouse Gases Used in Cooling Equipment

Hydrofluorocarbons have global warming potentials of hundreds to thousands of times greater than carbon dioxide.

NOAA Administrator Pledges Scientific Integrity in Climate Mission

NOAA’s budget request for fiscal year 2022 includes $855 million to spur new research and develop products to better understand climate risks and decision-making.

Lawmakers, NASA Officials Plan Commercial Handoff for International Space Station

Instead of commissioning a new facility, NASA currently plans to use commercial low-earth orbit platforms and rely on commercial service providers to support its work.

NSF Invests $50 Million to Advance Research Using Quantum and AI Technologies for Projects Ranging From Megafires to Microgrids

The funding comes as part of NSF’s “Convergence Accelerator” program, which focuses on challenges that require merging ideas, approaches, and technologies across a diverse range of sectors, disciplines, and experts.

“We’re Number 23!” U.S. Lags in Academic R&D Funding

The picture was largely stagnant from 2008 to 2018, as academic R&D expenditures decreased slightly from 0.37 percent of GDP to 0.36 percent.
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