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Affordable National Security

Summer 2011


The climate/security nexus; A national energy plan; A better process for new medical devices; Moving to the smart grid; Improve chemical exposure standards; More public energy R&D; Helpful lessons from the space race

From the Hill

Budget bill cuts R&D spending; Court rules in favor of funding for human embryonic stem cell research; FDA's medical device approval process scrutinized at Senate hearing; Hydraulic fracturing debated in House; Patent reform bill moves ahead; Science and technology in brief

Perspective: Science and the Arab Spring

Ismail Serageldin

Perspective: Agriculture’s Role in Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

William J. Parton, Stephen J. Del Grosso, Ernie Marx, Amy L. Swan

Perspective: Disappearing Bees and Reluctant Regulators

Sainath Suryanarayanan, Daniel Lee Kleinman

Promoting Research and Development The Government’s Role