Science & Technology

Innovation is the source of economic prosperity and global progress, simplifying routines and enriching quality of life. The internet has fundamentally altered how the world works, communicates and thinks. The global information revolution has ushered in a new era of global conversations, cooperation and crowd-sourcing among researchers, speeding the spread of new ideas and technologies in every discipline. Researchers race to develop energy alternatives, synthetic biology, transportation improvements, environmental protections or cures for disease. Governments must keep up pace with funding of education and infrastructure as well as regulations on patents, immigration, intellectual property protections and more.

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YaleGlobal
, 12 June 2014
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YaleGlobal
, 13 May 2014
Biological parenthood is valued over all other forms – childlessness should be de-stigmatized
Mark Turin
YaleGlobal
, 3 December 2013
A globalized internet connects and helps vanishing languages endure
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YaleGlobal
, 17 October 2013
China’s asymmetric capabilities have the potential to mitigate US military advantage
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YaleGlobal
, 8 August 2013
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YaleGlobal
, 26 October 2012
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, 5 January 2015
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Smithsonian Magazine
, 2 January 2015
Solar startups still innovate as oil prices decline
Kevin Poulson
Wired
, 29 December 2014
Skill of investigators is advancing fast
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The Washington Post
, 22 December 2014
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