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Will the New Tech Economy Solve the Old Economy’s Racial Problems?

The new tech economy has not conquered racial bias. The racial and ethnic unemployment disparities in computer science are nearly the same as those in other fields.

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Ryan Budget Abandons Innovation Future

At a time when federal research and development, or R&D, investment is stagnating, significant new contributions must be made to secure our continued global leadership in R&D. Rep. Ryan’s budget does just the opposite, significantly reducing the federal government’s commitment to it.

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What to Expect in Doha: An Overview of the 2012 U.N. Climate Change Negotiations

A look at the climate change conference and what the results of U.S. elections may mean for the Obama administration’s positions during these negotiations.

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It’s Time for the Patent System to ‘Man Up’

At an event at CAP, US Patent and Trademark Director David Kappos addressed the need for the patent system to adapt and respond to the increasingly important role of software in all aspects of technology.

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Closing the Pay Gap in STEM Fields Starts With Education

A new study finds that women entering many science, engineering, and technical careers are paid less on average than men, one year after graduation. But it doesn't have to be this way, argues Katie Valentine.

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Omega 3s vs. Mercury—Is Seafood Good for You?

Michael Conathan breaks down the health benefits and detriments of fish in your diet.

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Counting Fish 101

article icon Issue Brief Strong, science-based stock assessments are the key to future sustainability, not just of fish but also of the fishing industry.

Supporting the Status Quo on Science Is No Longer Good Enough

If we want the U.S. economy to innovate and remain competitive in the 21st century, we can not afford to take for granted our elected leaders’ support for research, development, and the other drivers of innovation.

A 21st Century Approach to Manufacturing Innovation

A new manufacturing institute will bring stakeholders together for collaborative innovation, illustrating the differences between traditional industrial policy and 21st century innovation policy.

Getting America’s Freight Back on the Move

book_alt2 icon Report Keith Miller, Kristina Costa, and Donna Cooper offer recommendations for boosting investment in our economically critical freight infrastructure.

A ‘Disruptive’ Look at Competency-Based Education

article icon Issue Brief Competency-based education could be the key to providing quality, postsecondary education to millions of Americans at a lower cost, writes Louis Soares.

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