The infrastructure challenge; Advancing clean energy; Electric vehicle prospects; Putting technology to work; Watch what you write; The philosopher’s view; Technocracy Chinese style.
From the Hill
Trump administration outlines budget shake-up.
Clark A. Miller
Perspective: Does This Pro-science Party Deserve Our Votes?
Freeman A. Hrabowski III, Peter H. Henderson
A forward-looking group of colleges and universities are demonstrating effective ways to educate underrepresented minorities for careers in science and engineering.
Merlin D. Tuttle
Scientific studies of viruses in bats are unlikely to contribute substantially to human health, but they may be threatening the future of bats.
Are Moonshots Giant Leaps of Faith?
Walter D. Valdivia
Many unanswered questions remain about the value of rapid increases in federal support for specific areas of R&D, but some useful lessons are emerging.
Notes from a Revolution: Lessons from the Human Genome Project
David J. Galas, Aristides Patrinos, Charles DeLisi
A critical scientific effort that almost didn’t happen illustrates the need for a rigorous process to evaluate large-scale transformative research proposals.
David W. Keith
The seriousness of the risks posed by climate change demands that we examine all possible means of response, but how we do so makes all the difference.
Coordinated Action Against Climate Change: A New World Symphony
Jane C. S. Long
A systems approach begins with limiting greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to unavoidable climate disruptions, while researching the feasibility and governability of geoengineering.
Climate Change is a Waste Management Problem
Klaus S. Lackner, Christophe Jospe
Reframing our understanding of carbon dioxide emissions can help clear the path for practical approaches to reducing carbon in the atmosphere.
Book Review: Confronting the Crisis in Higher Ed
Book Review: The Little Match’s Momentous Legacy