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.

Getting Our Bearings

US will likely remain the main provider of technology that drives ATMs and guided missiles
Joan Johnson-Freese
May 23, 2003

The New Global Food Fight

US advocacy of genetically modified food pits it against many countries.
Kathleen McAfee
June 6, 2003

Globalization and Science: A Speeded-Up Virtuous Cycle

With faster communications, scientific discoveries are speeding up the globalization of knowledge
Ramamurti Shankar
March 28, 2003

Chinese Astronauts to Compete for Final Frontier

Breaking America's orbit? Beijing all set to send Chinese taikonauts into space
Joan Johnson-Freese
March 14, 2003

The Internet: China's Window to the World

Do politics and technology make for strange bedfellows in China?
Guo Liang
November 18, 2002

A Path to Global Disarmament

How the world responds to potential nuclear states influences global security
Hans Blix
October 5, 2006

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Synthetic Microbe Lives With Less Than 500 Genes

The new research tool may offer new insights into genetic processes
Robert F. Service
March 28, 2016

Quietly, Symbolically, US Control of the Internet Just Ended

The plan requires US approval before September
Maria Farrell
March 16, 2016

Australia Climate R&D Spending Cut Bad News for Asia Pacific Region

Climate research leads to improved modeling, planning and technologies
A. Barrie Pittock
March 16, 2016

Stay Just a Little Bit Longer

The United States extends the time some international students can stay after graduation
Elizabeth Redden
March 14, 2016

NASA Accidentally Found a Way to Make Buildings Safer During Earthquakes

New device costs less and kicks into action faster than the current technologies
Margo Pierce
March 3, 2016

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