United States

US innovation stimulus a success, says Holdren

John Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology, told ScienceBusiness the large one-off increase in science funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has delivered in terms of new facilities and research outputs.
21 Feb 2011

US will no longer dominate science and research

A shift in the global research landscape will reposition the US as a major partner, but no longer the dominant leader, in science and technology research in the coming decade. However, the US could benefit from this research shift if it adopts a policy of knowledge sharing with the growing global community of researchers.
20 Feb 2011

Sputnik Moments

Being first on the moon looks trifling next to all the things science is expected to do for us now
27 Jan 2011

The year ahead for innovation

Governments worldwide spent fortunes on R&D and innovation as part of economic stimulus packages. What will happen in 2011, now austerity is à la mode and the taps are turning off?
05 Jan 2011