John Young, the head of research and engineering at the Defense Department, has recently convinced the White House to boost funding. After activists complained that the military shouldn’t be left out of the three year old ACI, a 17% boost, $1.7 billion, was made for basic science.
Duane Shelton published an article which analyzes the “American Paradox”, its long term decline in scientific publication share despite huge and increasing investments in R&D. He found that publication share is driven by world investment share. Indeed for the US, they are almost numerically equal.
This paper was presented in Leuven, Sept. 7-8,2006
In this piece, experts discuss China’s 15-year technology plan, including political and financial ramifications of their potential future as a technological superpower.