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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Water Resource Resilience

Categories: Environment,Great Britain,Natural Resources

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-419.pdf

Describes the reasons for uncertainties in water resource availability in the future in Great Britain and proposes methods for managing risks in the medium term.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

 

Advanced Manufacturing

Categories: Business/Economics,Great Britain,Manufacturing

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-420.pdf

Examines the opportunities for growth in Great Britain through advanced manufacturing and related new business models.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Measuring National Wellbeing

Categories: Business/Economics,Great Britain,Mental Health

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-421.pdf

Summarizes the latest research on how to measure national wellbeing, including its components and causes, and examines some policy implications.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Prevalence of Violent Crime Among Households with Children, 1993-2010

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/pvchc9310.pdf

Estimates the number of children age 17 or younger living in households in which at least one child member experienced violent crime, such as robbery, rape, sexual or aggravated assault,  during the year.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, 2011

Categories: Births/Deaths,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cfoi.pdf

Reports a preliminary total of 4,609 fatal work injuries in the U.S. in 2011 with details about type of accident, occupation and industry involved, worker characteristics, and fatalities by state.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Project Linking Multi-Agency Surveys Produces New Findings on R&D by Multinational Companies

Categories: Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf12332/nsf12332.pdf

Covers the type of research and development work done (basic or applied) by multi-national corporations, the source of funds, and numbers of employees.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022

Categories: Science/Technology

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/downloads/Vision_and_Voyages-FINAL1.pdf

Presents a survey of the current state of knowledge of the solar system and identifies key scientific questions and measurement objectives for the period 2013-2023.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Research Council, and the National Science Foundation

 

Options for Modernizing Military Weather Satellites

Categories: Defense/Military,Science/Technology,Weather/Disasters

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/09-20-WeatherSatellites.pdf

Examines three different satellite design concepts that the Defense Department might consider as replacements for its aging weather satellites, and compares the cost and capability of those designs.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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