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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.

National Convocation Highlights Best Practices For Improving STEM Education
2011-09-27 04:09:42

Leaders and educators share effective approaches in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, with 31 interactive exhibits showing the latest innovations supporting science teaching and learning.

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2011-09-14 22:55:27

An event at Drexel University government leaders and educators to share effective approaches in science, technology, engineering and math education.

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2011-09-08 04:10:14

NASA must maintain a strong, highly trained astronaut corps to reliably meet the crew requirements of the International Space Station (ISS) and to account for unexpected attrition or demands of other missions.

NASA Called Upon to Create Plan For Dealing With Space Junk
2011-09-02 04:18:43

While NASA has "responsibly" used its resources in detecting meteoroids and orbital debris, the growing amount of space junk and the danger it poses to the crew of the International Space Station requires additional funding for the U.S. space agency's detection and monitoring efforts.

2011-08-31 09:09:46

NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun issued this statement about the National Research Council's (NRC) Interim Report on NASA's Draft Space Technology Roadmaps.

2011-08-23 14:01:42

NASA officials will meet with aeronautics industry, academia, and government leaders Aug. 25 to kick off a series of roundtable discussions about future directions for aeronautics research and technology.

2011-08-12 00:00:03

The new K-12 science framework criticized for not expecting students to use analytical mathematics for studying science problems.


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