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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.

You May Be Drinking Wastewater Without Knowing It
2012-01-13 13:06:41

According to a report by the National Research Council (NRC), more Americans are drinking recycled wastewater, whether they are aware of it or not.

2012-01-05 15:47:05

The draft 10-year strategic plan for the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) -- which shapes and coordinates climate and related global environmental change research efforts of numerous agencies and departments across the federal government -- is "evolving in the right direction," but several key issues could strengthen these planning efforts.

2011-12-01 10:42:59

The effectiveness of using specific fungi as mycoherbicides to combat illicit drug crops remains questionable due to the lack of quality, in-depth research, says a new report from the National Research Council.

2011-11-11 01:43:28

The magnitude and depth of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will require an unprecedented effort to determine the extent and severity of ecological damage and to develop restoration plans for affected areas in the Gulf of Mexico.

2011-11-04 21:24:07

The federal government should embark on a coordinated, funded, and sustained effort to dispose of approximately 45,000 excess and underutilized facilities.


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