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More Should be Done to "Clean Out" Excess Weapons-Grade Nuclear Materials, Specialists say

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More Should be Done to "Clean Out" Excess Weapons-Grade Nuclear Materials, Specialists say

Despite progress in reducing the worldwide supply of plutonium and highly enriched uranium (HEU), the essential ingredients for nuclear weapons, much needs to be done, including more attention to fuel from naval reactors and other reactors that have escaped general notice, according to a leading specialist on fissile materials.


By AAAS,  USA.


Technology Policy Resource.


Preparing Women and Minorities for the IT Workforce: The Role of Nontraditional Educational Pathways

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Preparing Women and Minorities for the IT Workforce: The Role of Nontraditional Educational Pathways

A report by the AAAS Education and Human Resources Programs, AAAS Science & Policy Programs, and the Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology. This study examines the role of nontraditional educational pathways in preparing women and underrepresented minorities for the information technology (IT) workforce. It was sparked by the finding that the nation’s number one producer of bachelor’s degrees in information technology and computer science (IT/CS) was not a major research university, but instead was Strayer University, a for-profit institution with many campuses in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Not only was Strayer the top producer overall, but it also produced the largest number of women and African American graduates with baccalaureates in IT/CS. .


By AAAS,USA.


Technology Policy Resource..


Future Technologies

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Future Technologies " Beyond the agricultural and industrial revolutions of the past, a broad multidisciplinary technology revolution is changing the world. This is the message of "The Global Technology Revolution: Bio/Nano/Materials Trends and their synergies with Information Technology by 2015." The effects of new technologies may include significant improvements in human quality of life and and life span, high rates of industrial turnover, lifetime worker training, new class disparities, reduced privacy and the possibility of human eugenics. By Philip Antón, Richard Silberglitt and James Schneider for RAND.

 

By RAND , US

Science and technology Policy Resource.