Science and Technology News

“Budget Hero” Added to BrainPOP’s Free Resource for Top Educational Games

Jun 28, 2012
“Budget Hero,” the computer game, designed to help people of all ages understand the Federal budget and the underlying issues that shape it, is now offered on the free resource GameUp™, BrainPOP’s collection of cross-curricular game titles from leading publishers.

In Search of a Budget Hero

Jun 20, 2012
With the threat of another partisan standoff over the federal budget looming, Senator Mark Udall (D-Colorado) hosted a group of constituents to play a round of Budget Hero. The “serious game” is a fantastically effective tool that should be further deployed to the public, says Udall.

State, Federal Support for Research

May 07, 2012
Scientific Director and former President of FAPESP, Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, discusses R&D investment in Brazil

NPIHP Partners Release New Documents on Indian Nuclear History

Apr 11, 2012
New archival documents on the history of India’s nuclear program from a collection of Indian nuclear physicist Homi J. Bhabha's papers.

NPIHP Partner Hosts Talk: "The Evolution of India’s Nuclear Program"

Nov 03, 2011
NPIHP’s partners at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses and the Indian Pugwash Society will host a lecture on "The Evolution of India’s Nuclear Program: Reminisces of the Early Years" with prominent physicist and nuclear policy advisor Prof. M.G.K. Menon, former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization, and former director of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.
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50 Years of Science in Brazil and Challenges Ahead

Nov 01, 2011
Three of the Sao Paulo Research Foundation's most prominent contributors talk about the future of Brazil's growing commitment to science and research.

Did You Feel It? Citizens Contribute to Earthquake Science

Oct 25, 2011
Thanks to new technology, people can immediately help seismologists assess the scope and impact of earthquakes by providing valuable firsthand data. The recent east coast quake, centered in Virginia, provided the back drop for our discussion with Colorado-based seismologist, David Wald.

Inside the World of Cyber Warfare—Exclusive Interview

Oct 20, 2011
Misha Glenny on the "cold war of the web" and what we can do to protect ourselves collectively and individually. From criminals engaged in electronic thievery to nation states involved in online espionage, the reasons for more focus on cyber security are on the rise.

Potential Liability for Crowdsourced Disaster Response Groups

Sep 27, 2011
Volunteer and technical communities organize to create and build tools that collect, search and organize data coming from crisis areas. These crowdsourcing groups have effectively responded to a variety of disasters, including the Haitian and Chilean earthquakes, the Japanese tsunami and the gulf oil spill.
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Manufacturing Key to America's Future

Aug 29, 2011
The key to stimulating economic growth and job creation is to encourage and support manufacturing in the U.S., writes Wilson Center economics expert Kent Hughes in The Philadelphia Inquirer

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