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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Telecommunications: Projects and Policies Related to Deploying Broadband in Unserved and Underserved Areas

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/662711.pdf

Examines what is known about alternative approaches to providing broadband services in rural areas and efforts the Federal Communications Commission has undertaken to foster broadband deployment in unserved areas. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Unemployment Among Doctoral Scientists and Engineers Increased but Remained Below the National Average

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf14310/nsf14310.pdf

Reports the unemployment rate for those with doctoral degrees in science,engineering or health fields was 2.4% in October 2010 or about one-third of the rate for the general population. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Lost and Found: Understanding Technologies Used to Locate Missing Persons with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Categories: Elderly,Mental Health,Science/Technology

https://www.bja.gov/Publications/PLI-Lost_and_Found.pdf

Describes cellular location techniques and Global Positioning System devices as technologies for locating missing persons with dementia and the advantages/disadvantages in using them.  Also provides lists of locating devices that are currently available.  From the Bureau of Justice Assistance

 

Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,United Nations

http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg3/

 

The third of three working group reports which form the Fifth Assessment Report on climate change.  Asserts that global emissions of greenhouse gases grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades and that only major institutional and technological change can limit the increase in global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.  From the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

 

NASA Space Assets Detect Ocean Inside Saturn Moon

Categories: Headlines,Science/Technology

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/april/nasa-space-assets-detect-ocean-inside-saturn-moon/#.Uz7T9Jxntuo

Describes how Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network uncovered evidence that Saturn’s moon Enceladus harbors an underground ocean of liquid water and possibly extraterrestrial microbes.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

HIV Prevention in the UK

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

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-463.pdf

Describes patterns of infection and government policies to increase HIV testing.  Also summarizes evidence for using antiretrovirals as a preventive measure.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Transparency of Clinical Trial Data

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

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-461.pdf

Examines controversies related to clinical trials in Britain and the question of openness to the public of clinical trial literature.  This report summarizes the issues raised by improving the transparency of four different levels of information about clinical trials.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Surveillance of Infectious Disease

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

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-462.pdf

Describes current surveillance efforts and examines new technological developments and their likely impacts on United Kingdom and international public health.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

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