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Businesses spent $375 billion on R&D performance in US in 2016

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 09:00

Businesses spent a total of $375 billion on research and development (R&D) performance in the United States in 2016, an increase of 5.3 percent from 2015. Funding from companies' own sources was $318 billion in 2016, an increase of 7 percent from 2015. Funding from other sources was $57 billion in 2016 and $59 billion in 2015.

Of the $375 billion companies spent on R&D in 2016, $25 billion (7 percent) was spent on basic research, $61 billion (16 percent) on applied research, ...
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2018-2019 NSF Distinguished Lectures in Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:04

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) invites media and members of the public to its latest distinguished lectures series. The seven lectures will reveal insights into breakthrough research and explore what discoveries science may hold for the future.

The MPS mission is to harness the collective efforts of the mathematical and physical sciences communities to address compelling questions and push the boundaries of scientific ...
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Statement on the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:40

The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 2018 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul Romer of New York University for expanding the understanding of global scale macroeconomics. The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) has supported the research of both laureates with multiple awards, including more than three decades of support for ...
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Statement on the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 16:39

The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry to Frances H. Arnold of California Institute of Technology "for the directed evolution of enzymes" and the other half jointly to George P. Smith of the University of Missouri and Gregory P. Winter at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology "for the phage display of peptides and antibodies." The National Science Foundation (NSF) supported Arnold through many awards over the course of three decades, including a ...
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Nobel Prizes--The NSF Connection

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 10:14

When a scientist who has received federal funding is awarded the Nobel prize, the public can share both the pride and the research benefits. More than 200 laureates have been supported by the public through NSF.
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Statement on 2018 Manufacturing Day

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 15:02

On Oct. 5, 2018, the White House released a report, Strategy for American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing, which highlighted the key roles that federal agencies play in fostering the growth of advanced manufacturing. Advanced manufacturing production continues to grow at a consistently strong pace, creating more U.S. economic value per dollar spent than any other ...
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NSF announces $24.2 million to support research fueling smart cities and communities

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 13:10

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced approximately $22.6 million in Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) awards, supporting 13 projects involving researchers at 35 institutions nationwide.

Additionally, NSF and Mozilla announced the winners of the NSF Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) Challenges, awarding a total of $1.6 ...
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Community College Cyber Pilot Program makes first awards

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 16:56

A new National Science Foundation (NSF) program made its first awards to community college partnerships that work to help motivated students become highly qualified cybersecurity professionals in government positions.

NSF's Community College Cyber Pilot (C3P) program issued three awards to project leads that will build research collaborations among partners in six states: California, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, ...
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Statement on the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 15:27

The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics to Arthur Ashkin of the United States for "the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems" and Gérard Mourou of France and Donna Strickland of Canada for their "method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses." Strickland is only the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics. The National Science Foundation (NSF) supported Mourou with several awards beginning in 1980 for ...
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