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America — but not Americans — leads world in science

Most Americans are not good with Science, but most of them admire scientists, according to a new survey conducted by the National Science Foundation. More than 90 percent of Americans agree that scientists “are helping to solve challenging problems……

Huge asteroid to fly close to earth on Tuesday

A massive asteroid will make a rare fly-by Tuesday, and although it poses no danger of crashing to Earth, US scientists said this week they are eager for a closer look. “This is not a potentially hazardous asteroid, just a good opportunity to study one,” said National Science Foundationastronomer Thomas Statler.…

Asteroid set to barely miss Earth Tuesday

A massive asteroid will make a rare fly-by Tuesday, and although it poses no danger of crashing to Earth, US scientists said this week they are looking forward to getting a closer look. “This is not a potentially hazardous asteroid, just a good opportunity to study one,” said National Science…

Patent reform package will drive economic growth: officials

President Barack Obama will sign the America Invents Act Friday, a package of changes to the U.S. patent system that administration officials insist will spur the economy and job creation and speed lifesaving medical breakthroughs. The AIA is the most dramatic reform to the patent system since the Patent Act…

Billion dollar boost for US health research?

WASHINGTON – Health and science research would get a billion-dollar boost under the 2012 budget proposed Monday by US President Barack Obama, including a major new project to speed lab advances into cures. The increase for the National Institutes of Health stood out in the overall 3.7 trillion dollar budget…

Republicans could scale back US science budgets

Budgets for scientific research in the United States could be scaled back with the return of a Republican-majority in Congress as conservatives aim to slash spending to reduce the ballooning deficit. The Republican electoral platform, the “Pledge to America,” details the party’s ideals of smaller government, lower taxes and robust…

New hologram technology brings 3-D to life

Executives may not be able to beam a full three-dimensional image of themselves across the world just yet but researchers are a step closer to 3-D real-time images, an advance in holographic technology that could make video conferencing far more lifelike. Nasser Peyghambarian of the University of Arizona and colleagues…

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