Research & Development

Lawmakers Call for Free Access to Publicly Funded Scientific Research

Two senators asked the Office of Science and Technology Policy to help make federally-funded research free. 

DOE Gets Fresh Funding For Clean Energy Research

The Department of Energy could see up to $150 million for further research into clean energy sources. 

Defense Department Previews New Future-Facing Technology Aims

A fresh memorandum marks a key element informing the Pentagon’s in-development science and technology strategy.

Quantum Community Weighs In on New U.S.-U.K. Collaboration Agreement

Officials said the new joint agreement will make the nations collectively more competitive.

Air Force to Build New Center to Study and Enhance Directed Energy Capabilities

Experts expect the technology to play a major role in some future weapon systems.

Health Agency Seeks Feedback on Personal Protective Technology Hub

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is looking for innovative ideas to maximize the protection different types of gear offers in different industry sectors. 

Are You Really Smart, or Is It Just Google?

“We’re seeing that people even forget that they googled a question,” a researcher said.

DIU’s First 5G Experiment Could Be a Game-Changer for First Responders

The Defense Innovation Unit is prototyping portable—and wearable—networking tools with the California National Guard so they can connect anywhere.

To Make the Most of Exoskeletons, Training Really Matters

With practice, wearers might forget they're getting help.

Experts Call for a U.S. National Technology Strategy as Competition Heats Up with China

There’s much to be considered as ‘what could be one of the most disruptive periods in human history’ approaches.

GAO Study Stresses Need for Steady Funding of Quantum Tech

A report highlights the risks and benefits of federal investment in quantum computing and other technologies, but stresses collaboration and steady funding. 

DIY 'Smart' White Cane Works Like a Self-Driving Car

The cane uses a LIDAR sensor to measure distance to nearby obstacles and then directs users around those areas.

Directed Energy Weapons Shoot Painful but Non-Lethal Beams – Are Similar Weapons Behind the Havana Syndrome?

In 2020, a study on Havana syndrome by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine concluded that the more than 130 victims experienced some real physical phenomena.

DOD Funds HBCUs to Advance Biotechnology and Materials Science Research

New Centers of Excellence will house an array of future-facing studies.

How NIH’s Research-Driving, Centralized Hub for COVID-19 Patient Data is Evolving

Scientists are drawing insights via an enclave of patient records from 7.6 million individuals.