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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Intelligent Transportation Systems: Urban and Rural Transit Providers Reported Benefits but Face Deployment Challenges

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Science/Technology,Transportation,Urban Issues

Describes the extent of use of ITS by transit providers in large urbanized areas, the ITS uptake in small urban and rural areas, the benefits and challenges of deploying ITS, and the extent to which Transportation Department resources have been used to promote and support ITS.  From the Government Accountability Office


Trends in the Relationship Between U.S. Academic Scientific Publication Output and Funding and Personnel Inputs: 1988-2011

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

A working paper which compares rapid funding increases for academic R&D in the period of coverage to 2005 with slower growth in the number of U.S. trained academic researchers and the number of annual academic sector publications.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


A Patent/Innovation Box as a Tax Incentive for Domestic Research and Development

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Science/Technology,Taxes

Describes current tax incentives for research, the reason for subsidizing research and development, and the potential effects upon innovation of patent/innovation boxes.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Macroeconomic and Budgetary Effects of Federal Investment

Categories: Business/Economics,Education,Govt Finance,Public Works,Science/Technology,Transportation

This report explains how congressional financial scorekeepers, when analyzing proposals that would change the amount of federal investment in areas such as basic infrastructure or education or R&D, determine their effects on the economy and on the federal budget.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) Formulation Assessment and Support Team (FAST) Final Report

Categories: Science/Technology

Reports on plans for a future space mission to rendezvous with a large, near-Earth asteroid, remove a boulder portion for further study, before transporting the boulder to a stable lunar orbit.

From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Ocean Noise Strategy Roadmap

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Headlines,Natural Resources,Science/Technology

Draft document on efforts to protect marine animals from rising levels of underwater noise created by human activities.  The noise levels lead to a reduced ability to navigate, find food and mates, avoid predators, and perform other critical functions.  Calls for an integrated approach to mitigating the effects of ocean noise over the next 10 years.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the Commerce Department


Newly Launched Genomic Data Commons to Facilitate Data and Clinical Information Sharing

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

Agency press release announcing the creation of the Genomic Data Commons to centralize, standardize, and make accessible the data from large scale cancer research programs.  From the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health


Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions, Fiscal Year 2014

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

A series of data tables showing support to colleges and universities from federal agencies.  Some tables show trends since 1963.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


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