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Earl Gregg Swem Library

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Nongovernmental organizations,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/science-and-technology/oecd-science-technology-and-industry-scoreboard-2013_sti_scoreboard-2013-en

Analyzes major trends in knowledge and innovation in the global economy.  Offers statistical indicators of industrial performance in OECD and major non-OECD countries.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

Globally Responsive Sustainment: Army 2020 and Beyond Sustainment White Paper

Categories: Defense/Military

http://www.cascom.lee.army.mil/PDF/Army%202020%20and%20beyond%20sustainment%20white%20paper%20globally%20responsive%20sustainment.pdf

Significant changes in security policy and fiscal uncertainty  leads to rethinking how the army will sustain itself in the next war.  This white paper proposes an approach called Globally Responsive Sustainment.  From the Combined Arms Support Command.

 

Draft Risk Profile: Pathogens and Filth in Spices

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/FoodScienceResearch/RiskSafetyAssessment/UCM367337.pdf

Describes the nature and extent of the public health risk posed by consumption of spices in the U.S., identifies the most commonly occurring hazards, and evaluates current mitigation efforts.   From the Food and Drug Administration

 

A Report from the Portable Electronic Devices Aviation Rulemaking Committee to the Federal Aviation Administration

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet,Transportation

http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/ped/media/ped_arc_final_report.pdf

Reports on recommendations from a special committee which investigated whether passenger use of smart phones and similar digital devices could be expanded during air travel..  From the Federal Aviation Administration

 

FAA Allows Airlines to Expand Use of Portable Electronic Devices

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet,Transportation

http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/ped/

Provides information, including FAQs and a fact sheet about the federal decision to allow expanded use of personal electronic devices such as iPads and smartphones on airlines.  From the Federal Aviation Administration

 

Proposed Reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in the 113th Congress: S. 1009 Compared with S.696 and Current Law

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43136.pdf

Compares key provisions of bills intended to reform the law which, for 37 years,  has protected the public from exposure to harmful chemicals in U.S. commerce.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Chemical Regulation in the European Union (EU): Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,European Union,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS22673.pdf

Describes the law which governs chemicals and responsibility for safety assessments of chemicals in European Union commerce.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Highlights of women’s earnings in 2012

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpswom2012.pdf

Finds that women on average in 2012 made 81% of the median earnings of male workers.  When the comparisons began in 1979, women made 62% of what men earned.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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