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U.S. President's 2009 Biodefense Budget Proposal Calls for Overall Growth, But Some Cuts

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U.S. President's 2009 Biodefense Budget Proposal Calls for Overall Growth, But Some Cuts

U.S. hospitals have dramatically improved their ability to respond to biosecurity threats since the 2001 terrorist attacks. Yet, the number of hospital beds and emergency departments continues to decline, and many hospitals remain unprepared for either deliberate attacks or major disease outbreaks.


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.


Experts Say States, Foundations and Financiers Attempting to Fill the U.S. Innovation Policy Vacuum

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Experts Say States, Foundations and Financiers Attempting to Fill the U.S. Innovation Policy Vacuum

In China, R&D investment is growing at a breathtaking rate. In Finland, three established universities that focused on design, business management and technology have been combined into an "innovation university." Singapore has a life sciences initiative that will one day employ thousands of researchers from throughout the world. Australia and the United Kingdom each have established innovation ministries.


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.


Researchers Resurrect Extinct Judean Date Palm Tree from 2,000-Year-Old Seed

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Researchers Resurrect Extinct Judean Date Palm Tree from 2,000-Year-Old Seed

In the foreboding, cliff-side fortress of Masada some 2,000 years ago, Jewish Zealots savored sweet dates from Judean palm trees, gazed at the Dead Sea, and perhaps spit seeds onto the palace floor while Roman invaders converged below. Now, researchers led by Dr. Sarah Sallon of Jerusalem's Louis L. Borick Natural Medicine Research Center, part of the Hadassah Medical Organization, have brought an extinct date palm back to life, by resurrecting the oldest seed ever.


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.


AAAS Geospatial Analysis Confirms Destruction of Towns, Houses in Eastern Ethiopia

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AAAS Geospatial Analysis Confirms Destruction of Towns, Houses in Eastern Ethiopia

An analysis of high-resolution satellite imagery by AAAS has helped confirm evidence that the Ethiopian military has attacked civilians and burned towns and villages in eight locations across the remote Ogaden region of eastern Ethiopia.The images and analysis provided crucial corroboration for a 130-page report released today in Nairobi, Kenya, by Human Rights Watch following a four-month investigation, which also used eyewitness accounts to demonstrate the attacks on tens of thousands of ethnic-Somali Muslims living in the East African country.


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.