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Computing Solutions to Airline Safety and Other Policy Dilemmas

Winter 2005


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From the Hill


Federal R&D spending to rise by 4.8 percent; defense dominates; Federal S&T appointees must be impartial and independent, report says; House, Senate examine ways of creating stable vaccine supply; McCain continues push for climate change legislation


Editor’s Journal: Postdoctoral Training and Intelligent Design


Kevin Finneran

If we want to attract the best students to science and nurture their talent most effectively, we need to rethink the current system.


Unleashing the Potential of Wireless Broadband


Reed E. Hundt

Over-the-air TV broadcasting is an obstacle to the faster growth of technologies and services that could produce great economic and social benefits.


Economics, Computer Science, and Policy


Michael Kearns

Cross-fertilization of ideas and techniques between economics and computer science is yielding fresh insights that can help inform policy decisions.


Managing the Triple Helix in the Life Sciences


Darren E. Zinner, David Blumenthal, Eric G. Campbell, Greg Koski


Preventing a Nuclear 9/11


Matthew Bunn


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A New System for Moving Drugs to Market


Glenn Rice, Raymond L. Woosley

Today's system for developing and approving drugs is fundamentally flawed. Fixing it will require new technological tools and new regulatory approaches.


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No Country Left Behind


Elizabeth Stage, Rodger W . Bybee


Agricultural Biotechnology: Overregulated and Underappreciated


Gregory Conko, Henry I. Miller

The pursuit of an integrated action plan, including regulatory reform, will help the United States and the world reap enormous benefits that now are thwarted.


Real Numbers: Underage drinking


Mary Ellen O'Connell


Book Review: The Constitution versus security


Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker

Terrorism, Freedom and Security: Winning Without War
, by
Philip B. Heymann.


Book Review: Global challenge


Martin W. Lewis

The New Consumers: The Influence of Affluence on the Environment
, by
Norman Meyers and Jennifer Kent.


Book Review: Internet for all


Marjory S. Blumenthal

Digital Nation: Toward an Inclusive Information Society
, by
Anthony G. Wilhelm.


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