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Civilian Drones

Categories: Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-479.pdf

Provides an overview of the current and future applications, opportunities and barriers surrounding civilian use of drone technology. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2012-14: Detailed Statistical Tables

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf14316/pdf/nsf14316.pdf

Covers federal outlays for research and development by character of work, field of science or engineering (including social sciences), geographical area, and research performer.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Global Drivers of Agricultural Demand and Supply

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1674351/err174.pdf

Explores the potential for future agricultural production to 2050 via a model that takes into consideration population growth, prices, and per capita income. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

 

Differentials in the Concentration in Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditures Across Population Subgroups in the U.S., 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st450/stat450.pdf

Estimates for the expenses not covered by health insurance and their concentration in a small portion of the population.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

The Concentration and Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2011-2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st449/stat449.pdf

Looks at the concentration of high health expenses among a relatively small portion of the population and whether those individuals continue to be in the highest expense category over the following year.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Differentials in the Concentration of Health Expenditures Across Population Subgroups in the U.S. 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st448/stat448.pdf

The costliest 1% of patients accounted for nearly 23% of total health care expenses in the U.S. in 2012.  The top 5% accounted for 50% of total expenses.  This report also tracks health expenses by demographic characteristics of patients and their health insurance status. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Trends in Emergency Department Visits, 2006-2011

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb179-Emergency-Department-Trends.pdf

Finds that bloodstream infections were the cause of the largest increase in visits to hospital emergency departments during the period of study.  Visit rates are reported by patient demographic characteristics and disorder.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Using Special Envoys in High-Stakes Conflict Diplomacy

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Foreign Affairs

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR353-Using_Special_Envoys_In_High-Stakes_Conflict_Diplomacy.pdf

Discusses how and when special envoys are used in critical diplomatic situations and what advantages they bring.  Based on interviews with former special envoys.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

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