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Japan Turns to Science for All Americans to Increase Public Interest in Science

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Japan Turns to Science for All Americans to Increase Public Interest in Science

Just three months after its release, the Japanese translation of Science For All Americans already has been downloaded at least 3000 times from the Web site of AAAS's Project 2061, demonstrating how the education concepts in the book have global applications.Written by scientists, engineers, mathematicians, educators, historians and other experts, Science for All Americans defined what every high school graduate should know and be able to do in science, mathematics, and technology in order to understand and thrive in the modern world. It also recommended steps the nation's education system could take to make that goal a reality. First published in 1989, the seminal work has 200,000 copies in print, is free online and has been translated into Spanish and Chinese in addition to the recent Japanese translation.


By AAAS, USA.


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AAAS Contributes to Recommendations Regarding Science Advice for the Next U.S President

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AAAS Contributes to Recommendations Regarding Science Advice for the Next U.S President

How should the next U.S President ensure the highest quality science advice to help guide White House decisions related to such critical issues as energy and the environment, national security, and competitiveness?Earlier this year, AAAS Science and Policy Programs Director Albert Teich and AAAS Chief International Officer Vaughan Turekian joined an array of other experts in discussions that resulted in a new report: Critical Upgrade: Enhanced Capacity for White House Science and Technology Policymaking, which was released 17 June by the Woodrow Wilson Center, regarding science advice for the next U.S administration.


By AAAS, USA.


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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.