Communications security; Climate policy; The aging psyche; Transportation security; Competitiveness; Space wars; Nuclear deterrence; Mental health
Bush 2008 budget: More bad news for R&D; New Democratic leaders call for tough climate-change legislation; House passes stem cell bill as part of first 100 hours agenda; Democrats to press competitiveness legislation; Fisheries, bioterrorism bills approved
China and India are not mysterious, but one cannot assess their economic prospects without taking into account history, religion, culture, and politics.
Robert Frodeman, J. Britt Holbrook
We need to explore the possibility of a new ideal of impure science, in which scientists and engineers both educate and learn from others about the relation between science and society.
Because the foundation for future success is a well-educated workforce, the necessary first step in any competitiveness agenda is to improve science and mathematics education.
Jay Apt, David W. Keith, M. Granger Morgan
To encourage utilities to emit less carbon dioxide, the government should implement—soon—a carbon portfolio standard with predictable requirements and guarantee loans for building advanced generating facilities.
Carl J. Dahlman
Asia's economic groundswell is no longer breaking news, but the critical details of this transformation and its staying power are just coming into focus.
Alan Wm Wolff
China is launching a multifaceted plan to reach the forefront of technology. What might help—or hurt—its efforts?
Contentious internal political debates have slowed India's movement into the global economy, but its commitment to democratic processes will serve it well in the long term.
Vivek Wadhwa, Gary Gereffi, Ben Rissing, Ryan Ong
To guide education policy and maintain its innovation leadership, the United States must acquire an accurate understanding of the quantity and quality of engineering graduates in India and China.