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U.S. Government Checking How Wide Open The Pathogenic Barn Door Is

Earlier this summer there were a series of incidents involving pathogens (anthrax, H5N1 influenza, and smallpox) in both Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and… 253 more words

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DARPA Wants To Fight A Bug

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) often uses challenges to stimulate research in challenging areas.  At least some of the current work in self-driving cars can be traced back to several of DARPA’s… 216 more words

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Dive Deep Into Mission Blue

Fresh off the festival circuit and available for your Netflix queue is Mission Blue, an documentary about marine sanctuaries and one of their champions, Sylvia Earle ( 123 more words

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PCAST To End Summer With A Report Doubleheader

While the next meeting of the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST) is September 19, there are some items that cannot wait.  Namely the release of two reports. 62 more words

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So There's A Strategy For American Innovation

Back in September 2009 the Obama Administration released A Strategy for American Innovation, a policy roadmap for establishing a long-term, well, strategy, for providing a foundation for innovation in the country that would serve it better than reliance on technology waves that can become bubbles and burst.  275 more words

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Science Envoys Continue To Travel The World

The State Department started appointing Science Envoys back in 2009, and the men and women who have served to date have traveled to 22 different countries.  156 more words

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'Secret' Ebola Treatment And Other Stories

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola hermorrhagic fever) in western Africa is no laughing matter.  The way it’s been inserted into fights… 367 more words

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