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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Collaboration in Academic R&D: A Decade of Growth in Pass-Through Funding

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf12325/nsf12325.pdf

Growth of pass-through funds involving collaboration between institutions for research and development projects increased from 5% of total academic R&D expenditures in FY2000 to 7% in FY2009.  Provides annual data on total academic R&E spending and on pass-through funding for 2000 to 2009.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Federal R&D Funding by Budget Function: Fiscal Years 2010-2012

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf12322/pdf/nsf12322.pdf

Information on the budget authority of U.S. government agencies to fund the research and development and R&D plant components of their programs in FY2012 and the two preceding fiscal years.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

National Climate Assessment Technical Report on the Impacts of Climate and Land Use and Land Cover Change

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Weather/Disasters

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1155/of2012-1155.pdf

On the importance of understanding how land use and land cover affects weather and climate variability and how that variability in turn affects land use and cover.  From the U.S. Geological Society

 

Prevalence of Uncontrolled Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease: United States, 1999-2010

Categories: Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db103.pdf

This report presents the most recent prevalence estimates and trends of uncontrolled high blood pressure, high-levels of low-density lipoproteins cholesterol, and current cigarette smoking among adults.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories, 2009

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/cpffcl09.pdf

Information about the lab personnel, budgets, and workloads of the 411 publicly funded crime labs in the U.S.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

TV Station Profiles and Public Inspection Files

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Propaganda,Telecommunications/Internet

https://stations.fcc.gov/

New public database which allows the public to examine the public inspection files of TV broadcast stations in top media markets.  The files include information about political ads sold or time given away by each station.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis

Categories: Energy,Maps/Geography,Statistics

http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy12osti/51946.pdf

Provides estimates of energy generation potential for solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, and biopower technologies by state.  From the National Renewable Energy Laboratory of the Department of Energy

 

U.S. Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Natural Gas Liquids Proved Reserves, 2010

Categories: Energy,Geology/Mining,Headlines,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/naturalgas/crudeoilreserves/pdf/uscrudeoil.pdf

Proved reserves of U.S. oil and natural gas in 2010 rose by the highest amounts ever recorded since reserves estimates began in 1977.  Increases in reserves were attributed to the expanded application of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in shale and price rises.  From the Energy Information Administration