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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Army Researchers Develop Cargo Pocket ISR

Categories: Defense/Military,Science/Technology,Spying/Intelligence

Describes the development of pocket-sized aerial surveillance devices, part of an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Program, that, like tiny drones, can provide video surveillance of threat areas.  From the U.S. Army


If It Prints, It Ships: 3D Printing and the Postal Service

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Postal Service

A manual on 3D printing—what it is, the prospects for its future, and the substantial benefits and opportunities it poses for the postal service.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service



Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Education,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Explains what the key features of the law cover, when parts of it take effect, and how job training programs are coordinated.  From the Employment Training Administration of the Department of Labor



Low-Wage Employment

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues

To offer some context for debate about raising the minimum wage, this report provides a national snapshot of the numbers and characteristics of low-wage workers and their families.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Big Data and Public Health

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

Examines the current and potential uses for big data in health improvement and the legal and practical issues raised by data use for public health or research purposes.  One of a series of Big Data studies released by this organization. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Extramural R&D Funding by U.S.-Located Businesses Nears $30 Billion in 2011

Categories: Business/Economics,Health/Medical,Manufacturing,Science/Technology,Statistics,Transportation

Reports on the spending by U.S. corporations for research and development performed by other entities both domestic and foreign.  Also reports on the type or category of industries that spent the most on extramural R&D, with pharmaceuticals and transportation equipment manufacturing leading the list.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Chirp Seismic-Reflection Data from the Baltimore, Washington, and Norfolk Canyons, U.S. Mid-Atlantic Margin

Categories: Defense/Military,Geology/Mining,Science/Technology,Virginia Issues

Part of a larger project to investigate mid-Atlantic margin Holocene geological activity and assess the area’s potential to generate submarine geohazards.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


Democracy Assistance: Lessons Learned from Egypt Should Inform Future U.S. Plans

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Egypt,Foreign Assistance

Examines the extent to which the U.S. government identified potential risks of providing assistance to Egypt following the Arab Spring revolution, what support the U.S. provided to employees of nongovernment organizations who were prosecuted by Egypt, and the extent to which U.S. assistance has been affected by the prosecutions. From the Government Accountability Office


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