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How Does the Media – and Public – Learn Environmental Science? Help Us Find Out

Apr 16, 2014
If people do not know scientists or understand how they work, it follows that they are unlikely to make informed choices on public policy issues or support basic scientific research to address vital issues like climate change and conservation, writes Wilson Center Scholar Louise Lief.

Public Engagement in an Age of Complexity

Mar 21, 2014
The goal of the Public Engagement in an Age of Complexity project is to take a deeper dive into the issue of complex systems and use the findings to improve methods of communication and public engagement.

The Promise and Potential of Citizen Science

Dec 06, 2013
“Citizen Science” projects include a wide range of activities from the simple to the sophisticated. In this Context interview, Erin Heaney discusses a case in Western New York that proves the practice can have a significant impact on the health and well-being of communities.

Inventory Finds Increase in Consumer Products Containing Nanoscale Materials

Oct 28, 2013
The updated Nanotechnology Consumer Products Inventory now contains 1,628 consumer products that have been introduced to the market since 2005, representing a 24 percent increase since the last update in 2010. In addition to finding new products introduced to the market, the newly re-launched inventory seeks to address scientific uncertainty with contributions from those involved with nanomaterials production, use, and analysis.

New Case Study Examines STIP Nanotechnology Work

Oct 17, 2013
A new case study looks at the work of the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, part of the Wilson Center's Science & Technology Innovation Program, amidst the shift from government-led technology assessment towards a greater role played by non-governmental organizations.

The Future of Health Care and the Independent Vote

Oct 01, 2013
Much like the general public, players of Budget Hero are split in their support for the Affordable Care Act, though two years of data from the game suggests many independents are choosing not to repeal the landmark health law and would even support including a government-run option.

Leading Scientists Discuss Converging Technologies

May 09, 2013
Scientists talk about the convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science in this collection of exclusive interviews produced by the Science & Technology Innovation Program in conjunction with the National Science Foundation.

Is 3-D Printing a Game Changer?

May 03, 2013
In this episode of Dialogue at the Wilson Center, David Rejeski, director of the Wilson Center’s Science and Technology Innovation Program, speaks with host John Milewski about the potential of 3-D printing and digital fabrication.

George Whitesides Discusses Converging Technologies

Mar 22, 2013
Professor George Whitesides, of Harvard University, sits down with the Science and Tech. Innovation Program to discuss Converging Technologies

Budget Hero Weekly Report

Mar 13, 2013
Breaking Down the Numbers Behind Budget Hero: Election Edition

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