Research & Innovation
Science Information for Policymakers by Topic
A compilation of policy-relevant information on research and innovation from ACS’ policy briefings, PressPacs and news releases. Also includes reports from other institutions.
- Cyber Physical Systems: Creating a Safer, Healthier, More Prosperous Future (July 9, 2009)
- More Bang for the R&D Buck: Young Researchers & High-Risk Research (February 27, 2009) video available
- The Nature of U.S. Innovation: The Federal Role (December 2, 2008) video available
- Nanotechnology 102: Understanding Congress’s Role (April 18, 2008) video available
- Future Research Directions in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (March 14, 2008) video available
- Nanotechnology 101: Science, Technology and Health (March 12, 2008) video available
- Basic Research Drives Defense Technologies (February 28, 2008) audio available
- America, We Have a Problem (December 12, 2007)
Chemistry in the Press
- Silicon oxide gets into the electronics action on computer chips
Jan 19, 2011—In the materials science equivalent of a football fan jumping onto the field and scoring a touchdown, scientists are documenting that one fundamental component of computer chips, long regarded as a passive bystander, can actually be made to act like a switch. That potentially allows it to take part in the electronic processes that power cell phones, iPads, computers, and thousands of other products…
- New “frozen smoke” material: One ounce could carpet three football field
Jan 12, 2011—Scientists are reporting the development of a new, ultra-light form of “frozen smoke” — renowned as the world’s lightest solid material — with amazing strength and an incredibly large surface area. The new so-called “multiwalled carbon nanotube (MCNT) aerogel” could be used in sensors to detect pollutants and toxic substances, chemical reactors, and electronics components...
- Seeing the invisible New CSI tool visualizes bloodstains and other substances
Jan 12, 2011—Snap an image of friends in front of a window curtain and the camera captures the people - and invisible blood stains splattered on the curtain during a murder. Sound unlikely? Chemists from the University of South Carolina are reporting development of a camera with that ability to see the invisible, and more…
AAAS: American Association for the Advancement of Science
CRS: Congressional Research Service
- Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2009, CRS Report RL34448, John F. Sargent, March 17, 2009.
National Science Board
- Science & Engineering Indicators, National Science Board, 2008.
- Research & Development: Essential Foundation for US Competitiveness in a Global Economy: A Companion to Science and Engineering Indicators 2008, National Science Board, January 2008.
- The Science and Engineering Workforce: Realizing America’s Potential, National Science Board, August 2003.
National Research Council
- International Benchmarking of U.S. Chemical Engineering Research Competitiveness, National Research Council Report in Brief, 2007.
- Benchmarking Chemistry, National Research Council Report in Brief, 2007.
- Research & Development Bolsters U.S. Economic Growth Press Release of NSF Study, October 1, 2007
- Measure for Measure Chemical R&D Powers the US Innovation Engine, Council for Chemical Research Phase II Study, D.B. Anthony, 2005.
- Benchmark II report Taskforce on the Future of American Innovation, November 14, 2006.
- Measuring the Moment Innovation, Security, and International Competitiveness, The Task Force on the Future of American Innovation, November 2006.
- Task Force on the Future of American Innovation, Benchmarks of Our Innovation Future: The Knowledge Economy: Is the United States Losing Its Competitive Edge? February 2005.
- Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, October 2005.
President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST)
- , Sustaining the Nation’s Innovation Ecosystem: Information Maintaining the Strength of Our Science and Engineering Capabilities, June 2004.
- Sustaining the Nation’s Innovation Ecosystems, Information Technology Manufacturing and Competitiveness, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, January 2004.
- Riding the Rising Tide: A 21st Century Strategy for U.S. Competitiveness and Prosperity, ASTRA’s 14-Point Action Agenda for our Innovation Future, December 2007.
- Technology Transfer Works: 100 Innovations from Academic Research to Real-World Application , AUTM: The Better World Project, 2008.
- Five for the Future. Council on Competitiveness, October 26, 2007.
- Sustaining America’s Competitive Edge Enhancing Innovation and Competitiveness Through Investments in Fundamental Research , Report from a Workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Standards and Technology, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, December 2006.
- Looming Workforce Crisis: Preparing American Workers for 21st Century Competition , National Association of Manufacturers, September 2005.
- Tapping America’s Potential: The Education for Innovation Initiative, Business Roundtable, July 2005.
- Does Globalization of the Scientific/Engineering Workforce Threaten U.S. Economic Leadership?, National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper 11457, July 2005.