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National Research Council Punts On Fracking-related Earthquakes
2012-06-18 13:44:12

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.

2012-05-22 02:17:12

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.

Budget Shortfalls, Launch Delays Could Be Nightmare For Future Of Earth Observation Capabilities
2012-05-03 11:10:51

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.

2012-03-29 14:41:51

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.

2012-03-05 23:09:27

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 Receives Advice On 16 Technology Priorities For Future Missions
2012-02-02 05:35:34

NASA received the National Research Council (NRC) report on Wednesday, paving the way for the future road the space agency will travel.

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2012-01-27 14:18:39

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.

2012-01-25 14:32:51

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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