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Science Comes FIRST

May 29, 2014 |

Between political partisanship and the long-running recession, federal funding for science education and research has had some difficult years. Despite the political gridlock that exists in Washington, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have generally been supportive of strategic science funding in the interest of national competitiveness. To that point, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Read more…

America COMPETES Act Reauthorization Hearing

Nov 11, 2013 |

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing to explore the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act, which funds government research and development initiatives, essential for maintaining the country’s global position. Passed in 2007, the America COMPETES Act was intended to double federal spending in science Read more…

Rising to the STEM Challenge

Sep 19, 2013 |

Around the world, community, industry and academic leaders bemoan the “skills gap,” the divide between the profile of those seeking employment and the actual requirements of the marketplace. As jobs become more knowledge-intensive, training for the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) takes on new urgency…

Mind the Gap: Bridging the Gender Divide

May 1, 2013 |

What can be done to address gender inequality in computer science?

Science,Technology Will Suffer If US Goes Over Fiscal Cliff

Dec 11, 2012 |

Automatic spending cuts would take a bite out of government-funded research.

Michio Kaku Sketches Technological Wonderland of the Future at SC12

Nov 16, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Michio_Kaku_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”100″ height=”95″ />Imagine a world where a computer chip costs just a penny. They could be embedded anywhere and everywhere. Celebrity physicist Michio Kaku talked about the implications of this and much more in his much-anticipated keynote address at Supercomputing 2012 (SC12) this week in Salt Lake City, where he discussed the huge role that high performance computing will play in the year 2100.

Opinion: The Presidential Choice for Science and Technology

Oct 25, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/presidential_seal_small.png” alt=”” width=”92″ height=”92″ />With the looming US elections just days away, it’s worth considering what effect the choice for President will have on federal science and technology policies for the next four years. While this is hardly a hot button issue in most voters’ minds, these policies will have a much bigger impact on the quality of people’s lives than the political soundbites currently being sprayed across the public airwaves.

India Aims to Double R&D Spending for Science

Jan 4, 2012 |

Prime Minister pushes for $1B investment in supercomputing capability.

China Flexes High-Tech Muscles

Dec 8, 2011 |

Nation is accelerating innnovation and investment to become supercomputing powerhouse.

The Missing Link on U.S. Cloud Chain

Sep 20, 2011 |

An upcoming committee hearing in the United States will address the critical issue for cloud’s future in America–reliable, updated infrastructure.