Latest National Research Council Stories
The National Research Council folded to pressure from the fossil fuel industry and pro-fracking Congress members last week by releasing a “more study needed” report on fracking and earthquakes.
Discipline-based education research (DBER) has generated insights that could help improve undergraduate education in science and engineering, but these findings have not yet prompted widespread changes in teaching practice, says a new report from the National Research Council.
Weather forecasters rely heavily on satellites orbiting the Earth, but it seems they are going to have a much tougher time in the future thanks to a whirlwind of budget shortfalls and launch failures.
A proposed study could help determine if there is a link between living near nuclear power plants or other nuclear facilities and having a higher risk of cancer, but challenges and limitations exist.
Two government-issued studies are unable to demonstrate whether people were harmed by groundwater contaminated with toxic pollutants from Area B of Fort Detrick, Md., says a new report by the National Research Council.
NASA received the National Research Council (NRC) report on Wednesday, paving the way for the future road the space agency will travel.
The National Research Council said researchers will need to drum up an additional $24 million a year to study the potential health hazards of nanotechnology.
Despite extensive investment in nanotechnology and increasing commercialization over the last decade, insufficient understanding remains about the environmental, health, and safety aspects of nanomaterials.
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