Post-scientific society; Ethanol food fight; Water worries; Mexican cha-cha; Improving Indian innovation
Fiscal year 2008 R&D funding levels on hold; Expansion of FDA oversight power sought; Bill to promote electronic health records proposed; Legislation would boost support for women in science; Climate Change Science Program under fire
Newt Gingrich, Terry L. Maple
David B. Resnik
John Deutch, John Podesta, Peter Ogden
No one questions the need to develop new energy technologies. Government can play a critical role by increasing funding and reorganizing its programs.
Gilbert E. Metcalf, Kevin A. Hassett
The 20th-century policy aimed at developing domestic energy sources no longer makes sense. The 21st century demands a fresh approach.
Jane C. S. Long
The broad vision needed to transform the energy system will develop only when narrowly focused constituencies learn to see through the eyes of others.
Mohamed H. A. Hassan
The opportunity exists for many developing countries to become active participants in science, technology, and innovation, but to succeed they will need the support of the international scientific community.
Bart G. J. Knols, Matthew J. Cockerill
Daniel Kammen, Isha Ray, Renee Kuriyan
Merging technology and entrepreneurialism to meet the needs of the poor and improve their productivity has obvious appeal, but such efforts need more careful study and planning to deliver on their potential.
David Festa, Diane Regas, Judson Boomhower
Alan M. Jette, Marilyn J. Field