Latest National Research Council Stories

2010-06-30 15:23:00

l National Research Council report says continued near- and long-term Government /Industry R&D is needed to reduce petroleum dependence and greenhouse gases SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its third report on the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership (FC&FP), the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies commended the Partnership's government/industry joint technical teams as important and effective in pursuing sustainable automotive transportation...

2010-06-23 17:56:13

Louis J. Lanzerotti, PhD, a distinguished research professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will lead the 13-member panel organized by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies (www.nationalacademies.org) to identify possible causes of unintended acceleration in vehicles in the aftermath of Toyota's large recalls.

2010-05-20 07:20:00

Scientists said Wednesday that the US has to lead the global fight on climate change by breaking with business-as-usual and setting tough standards for the amount of greenhouse gases it emits into the atmosphere.

2010-05-12 10:55:00

According to a National Research Council report released on Tuesday, many of NASA's research labs are old and budget cuts have seriously jeopardized scientific research at the space agency.

2010-04-29 15:25:00

TSX-V: CST Outstanding shares: 60,261,136 New funding to support development of enzyme-based carbon capture technology QUEBEC, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CO2 Solution Inc.

2010-04-13 14:56:19

Many US farmers who grow genetically engineered (GE) crops are realizing substantial economic and environmental benefits -- such as lower production costs, fewer pest problems, reduced use of pesticides, and better yields -- compared with conventional crops.

2010-03-25 15:17:16

Eleven questions that should shape the next decade of geographical sciences research were identified today in a new report by the National Research Council. Reflecting a time when populations are moving and natural resources are being depleted, the questions aim to provide a more complete understanding of where and how landscapes are changing to help society manage and adapt to the transformation of Earth's surface.

2010-03-03 13:30:51

Understanding how past climate may have influenced human evolution could be dramatically enhanced by an international cross-disciplinary research program to improve the sparse human fossil and incomplete climate records and examine the link between the two, says a new report from the National Research Council.

2010-02-22 06:05:00

- Research Intended to Develop New Enzyme Technology for Cellulosic Ethanol Manufacturing - PORTLAND, OR, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc.

2010-01-22 13:40:00

A new report from the National Research Council lays out options NASA could follow to detect more near-Earth objects (NEOs) – asteroids and comets that could pose a hazard if they cross Earth's orbit.

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