Does Education Pay?
Every issue explores cutting-edge developments in technology, medicine, education, climate change, and much more. Articles provide in-depth analyses of science and technology’s impact on public policy, the economy, and society—bringing today’s best minds to bear on tomorrow’s most critical topics.
- This edition of Issues in Science and Technology marks the beginning of a new era. Arizona State University is joining with the National Academies and the University of Texas at Dallas as… Read More
- Yes and no. It depends on what, where, and how long one studies—but the outcomes do not align with conventional wisdom. Higher education is one of the most important investments that people… Read More
- Paul Slocum is an artist, software developer, curator, musician, and University of Texas at Dallas alumnus. He previously directed a new media art gallery in Dallas called And/Or Gallery and is now… Read More
- Government funding for academic research will remain limited, and competition for grants will remain high. Broad adjustments will be needed—and here’s a plan. Science policy analysts have focused recently on the federal… Read More
- “Solar Loop” is composed of two different material surfaces that twist one into the other. A continuous photovoltaic mega-panel wraps the structure, designed and positioned to optimize sun exposure throughout the year.… Read More
- On August 5, 2013, the first hamburger grown from stem cells in a laboratory, and not in a cow, was served in London. This event was not merely a milestone in the… Read More
- With a handful of exhibits and a $50,000 grant from the San Francisco Foundation, the Exploratorium’s founder, Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, opened the doors of the museum in 1969 without any fanfare. In… Read More
- Much is known about how to address social problems, but much remains unknown. Here is a plan to help disseminate tested interventions and identify new approaches that work. Despite spending billions and… Read More
- Insects in Contemporary Art Humans have had a long and complex relationship with insects. Their alien appearance can be jarring or off-putting, but on closer inspection insects are works of art. They… Read More
- The poorest three-quarters of the global population still use only about 10% of global energy—a clear indicator of deep and persistent global inequity. Modern energy supply is foundational for economic development, yet… Read More
- Much of the discussion about a possible trade agreement between the United States and Europe hinges on technological, health, safety, and environmental standards. By the time this article goes to press, the… Read More