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U.S. Lags Behind China on PISA exams

By Kristopher Larsen China scored at the top of the latest edition of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) test scores [1], scoring far above the other 65 participating countries and crushing the past leader Finland. And, yes, the United States continues to struggle in all three assessments placing 23rd in science, 17th in […]

U.S. new ‘Sputnik Moment': China’s energy success

The success of China and other countries in developing clean energy initiatives represents a “Sputnik Moment” for the United States, said U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu in a speech at the National Press Club on Nov. 29. Among the evidence of the Chinese innovation challenge: • The nation will achieve 18 percent (and may reach […]

VP Joe Biden: Recovery Act S&T Investments Helping America

Vice President Joe Biden recently released a report showing that the U.S. is on track to achieve four major scientific breakthroughs, thanks to investments in the American Recovery Act.  They include advances to cut the cost of solar power and electric batteries, double renewable energy generation capacity and lower the cost of a  personal human […]

Building Upon the America COMPETES Act

By  U.S.  Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison Science and technology are at the core of America’s ability to compete in an increasingly globalized economy, as well as to solve 21st century challenges like energy independence, biotechnology, communications, and healthcare. With the U.S. economy still in recovery, the issue of America’s long-term […]

APS Urges Greater Federal Investment in Energy Research

Gulf of Mexico oil spill illustrates risks associated with reliance on fossil fuels APS is pressing congressional leaders to increase research investments for future energy technologies that will strengthen energy security and reduce the likelihood of disastrous effects associated with fossil fuel exploration as evidenced by the BP oil spill. The Gulf oil spill — […]

APS Applauds the U.S. House Reauthorization of America COMPETES Act

U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon, of Tennessee, deserves praise for his vision and tenacity regarding the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act.

‘Avatar’ Filmmaker James Cameron shares passion for S&T with Microsoft’s Imagine Cup competitors

James Cameron, filmmaker of the blockbuster movies, “Avatar” and “Titanic,” commended students for their focus on science, technology and innovation to solve societal challenges as participants in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup competition held today at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. “I appreciate Microsoft taking your enthusiasm and curiosity …in science and technology and channeling it toward […]

APS Releases Nuclear Arsenal Downsizing Report

APS has released a report identifying technical steps that will help the U.S. achieve its goals to downsize the nuclear arsenal, prevent the spread of atomic bombs and keep the stockpile safe and secure. Vice President Joe Biden today outlined those objectives during a speech in Washington, D.C., and the APS report, Technical Steps to […]

APS Commends President Obama’s FY 2011 Proposed Budget

Funding in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2011 proposed budget will ensure that scientists continue transformational research, leading to technologies that spur innovation and generate clean energy jobs to keep the nation competitive in a global economy.

Business Leaders Call for Re-Authorization of America COMPETES

Key business leaders are calling for the re-authorization of the America COMPETES bill to keep the nation on a track of scientific advancement, technological innovation and job creation.

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