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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Energy Storage

Categories: Energy,Great Britain,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-492.pdf

Discusses ways in which energy storage applications are considered one of eight leading technologies by the British government.  Also covers the roles of energy storage in the electricity, heat, and transport sectors and barriers and policies related to energy storage technologies.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Majority of Federally Funded R&D Centers Report Declines in R&D Spending in FY2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15319/nsf15319.pdf

Reports on spending levels by the 40 federally funded research and development centers sponsored by the federal government.  Shows 5 year spending trends.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Characteristics of the College-Educated Population and the Science and Engineering Workforce in the United States

Categories: Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15317/nsf15317.pdf

Reports that the number of college graduates nearly doubled between 1993 and 2013  from 29 million to 55 million and that the number of graduates with degrees in science and engineering fields grew faster than the number with degrees in  non S&E fields.  Also includes median annual salaries of graduates with various degrees.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Measuring Living Standards

Categories: Great Britain,Income/Poverty,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-491.pdf

Outlines differents approaches being considered by the British government for setting and measuring thresholds for living standards—households’ access to goods, services, and recreational activities—and their strengths and limitations.  Also covers recent research on trends in living standards.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

U.S. Geological Survey Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Roadmap 2014

Categories: Maps/Geography,Natural Resources,Science/Technology

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2015/1032/pdf/ofr2015-1032.pdf

Provides operational procedures and lessons learned from completed missions testing the efficacy of using drones for acquiring remotely-sensed data in hard-to-access areas.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Physical Science Informatics (PSI)

Categories: Science/Technology

http://psi.nasa.gov/

An open data repository for physical science experiments performed on the International Space Station (ISS).  Free but requires registration.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Telecoms Firms Lead WIPO International Patent Filings

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Science/Technology,United Nations

http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2015/article_0004.html

A report on international patent filing in 2014 when China and the U.S. accounted for 87% of the growth in filings.  From the World Intellectual Property Organization

 

Breakthrough Technologies for National Security

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Science/Technology

http://go.usa.gov/3rut4

A defense-related research agency looks at the future and the challenges that emerging technologies will pose for U.S. national security.  From the Defense Advanced Research Projects  Agency

 

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