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2012 Global R & D Funding Forecast: Industrial R & D—Chemicals, Materials

December 16, 2011 3:40 am | by Martin Grueber, Research Leader, Battelle and Tim Studt, Editor-in-Chief, Advantage Business Media | Articles | Comments

The development of new and advanced materials is often the driver for other industries, such as those involving semiconductors, composites, thin films and coatings, medical devices, chemical and environmental processes, energy systems, and biopharmaceutical products. R&D for these materials involves developing new characteristics, properties, processing capabilities, and entirely new chemical families.

2012 Global R & D Funding Forecast: Links to Basic Research

December 16, 2011 3:30 am | by Martin Grueber, Research Leader, Battelle and Tim Studt, Editor-in-Chief, Advantage Business Media | Articles | Comments

About 18% of all R&D performed in the U.S. is basic research, with academia having the largest share (60%). For the past 50 years, academia has had the largest share of basic research work. However, in the past, industry and government researchers each had about a 10% larger share of this work than they do now.

2012 Global R & D Funding Forecast: R & D in a Globalized World

December 16, 2011 3:23 am | by Martin Grueber, Research Leader, Battelle and Tim Studt, Editor-in-Chief, Advantage Business Media | Articles | Comments

The following long-term developments are shaping the global distribution of R&D. As noted throughout this report, the newly emerging economies are developing home-grown technologies that often rival—and sometimes exceed—those of established economies.

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2012 Global R & D Funding Forecast: China's R & D Momentum

December 16, 2011 3:14 am | by Martin Grueber, Research Leader, Battelle and Tim Studt, Editor-in-Chief, Advantage Business Media | Articles | Comments

The media seem to be filled with two perspectives on China’s R&D capabilities: (1) comments on its technology accomplishments and (2) attempts to put those accomplishments into perspective. Indeed, China has accomplished much over the past decade.

2012 Global R & D Funding Forecast: The Asian Machine

December 16, 2011 2:56 am | by Martin Grueber, Research Leader, Battelle and Tim Studt, Editor-in-Chief, Advantage Business Media | Articles | Comments

Many people call this the Asian Century because of the rapid economic, population, and technology growth in this area and the trends forecast for the next several decades. Asia has the world's largest regional gross domestic product (GDP), with its share currently at about 38% and increasing at about 1% per year.

2012 Global R & D Funding Forecast: Engaging the Global Researcher

December 16, 2011 2:39 am | by Martin Grueber, Research Leader, Battelle and Tim Studt, Editor-in-Chief, Advantage Business Media | Articles | Comments

This year we again approached the global researcher community, as identified through recent science and engineering publications, armed with an improved survey and sampling methodology to further clarify the nature of global R&D activities from the perspectives of the researchers themselves.

2012 Global R & D Funding Forecast Resources

December 15, 2011 6:27 am | by Martin Grueber, Research Leader, Battelle and Tim Studt, Editor-in-Chief, Advantage Business Media | Articles | Comments

The following Websites are good sources of information related to the global R&D enterprise. Much of the information in the 2012 Global R&D Funding Forecast was derived from these sources, which are certainly not all-inclusive.

Economy, Energy, and Entrepreneurship

December 15, 2011 4:13 am | by R&D Editors | Articles | Comments

Federally funded research can be a solution to some of the nation's top challenges, say government laboratory executives.

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Economy, Energy, and Entrepreneurship: Argonne National Laboratory

December 15, 2011 3:57 am | by R&D Editors | Articles | Comments

Argonne National Laboratory's Deborah Clayton speaks on topics including funding, peer review, entrepreneurship, nanotechnology research, and communicating research missions in a social networking environment.

Economy, Energy, and Entrepreneurship: Los Alamos National Laboratory

December 15, 2011 3:54 am | by R&D Editors | Articles | Comments

Los Alamos National Laboratory's David Pesiri speaks on topics including funding, peer review, entrepreneurship, nanotechnology research, and communicating research missions in a social networking environment.

Economy, Energy, and Entrepreneurship: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

December 15, 2011 3:49 am | by R&D Editors | Articles | Comments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Erik Stenehjem speaks on topics including funding, peer review, entrepreneurship, nanotechnology research, and communicating research missions in a social networking environment.

Economy, Energy, and Entrepreneurship: NASA Glenn Research Center

December 15, 2011 3:44 am | by R&D Editors | Articles | Comments

NASA Glenn Research Center's Ramon (Ray) Lugo III speaks on topics including funding, peer review, entrepreneurship, nanotechnology research, and communicating research missions in a social networking environment.

Economy, Energy, and Entrepreneurship: National Energy Technology Laboratory

December 15, 2011 3:39 am | by R&D Editors | Articles | Comments

National Energy Technology Laboratory's Paul E. King speaks on topics including funding, peer review, entrepreneurship, nanotechnology research, and communicating research missions in a social networking environment.

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Economy, Energy, and Entrepreneurship: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

December 15, 2011 3:35 am | by R&D Editors | Articles | Comments

National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Bob Hawsey speaks on topics including funding, peer review, entrepreneurship, nanotechnology research, and communicating research missions in a social networking environment.

Economy, Energy, and Entrepreneurship: Y-12 National Security Complex

December 15, 2011 3:18 am | by R&D Editors | Articles | Comments

Y-12 National Security Complex's Kevin Finney speaks on topics including funding, peer review, entrepreneurship, nanotechnology research, and communicating research missions in a social networking environment.

Congress reaches deal on SBIR reauthorization

December 13, 2011 7:14 am | News | Comments

The Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Technology Transfer programs were both set to expire on Dec. 16, 2011. But on Monday evening, Congress successfully negotiated a long-term reauthorization.

Fuels expert: put practicality before policy

December 8, 2011 6:35 pm | News | Comments

A transportation fuels expert from Sandia National Laboratories says policy makers should consider such practical issues as the number of gas stations selling ethanol and how long it takes to get new transportation technologies to market as they introduce aggressive federal and state energy policies.

Autonomous Deployment Demonstration program completes flight testing

December 5, 2011 8:45 am | News | Comments

The Naval Research Laboratory Vehicle Research Section has successfully completed flight tests for the Autonomous Deployment Demonstration program. The final demonstration took place Sept. 1 at the Yuma Proving Grounds, Yuma, Ariz., and consisted of a series of eight balloon-drops at altitudes of up to 57,000 ft, delivering sensor-emplacement Close-In Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft vehicles within 15 ft of their intended landing locations.

Wastewater system generates energy, produces drinking water

December 1, 2011 9:34 am | News | Comments

A Michigan State University researcher is using a $1.92 million Department of Defense grant to develop a portable wastewater treatment system that could improve the military's efficiency. The solar-bio-nano project also will generate energy and produce drinking water, providing a potential blueprint for future municipal/agricultural wasterwater treatment systems.

NIH grant to help MRI scientist seek answers about manganese toxicity

December 1, 2011 8:57 am | News | Comments

People exposed to manganese in occupational settings such as welding may not see signs for years that the element is toxic to their nervous systems, but new medical imaging techniques being developed and tested by a Purdue University professor could help reveal toxicity before symptoms appear that indicate irreversible brain damage.

ONR-funded guided rockets hit fast-moving targets in test

November 30, 2011 3:44 am | News | Comments

A weapon prototype developed by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) successfully hit two high-speed boat targets during recent testing. ONR researchers produced the Low-Cost Imaging Terminal Seeker, a suite of low-cost technologies that modify existing helicopter-borne rockets into precision-guided weapons.

Antibody library project could unlock mysteries of human gene function

November 1, 2011 11:10 am | News | Comments

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to Los Alamos National Laboratory  Bioscience Division could help unravel the gnarly secrets of how many human genes function. With the new NIH Common Fund grant of more than $4 million, researchers led by Andrew Bradbury aim to develop an automated pipeline to generate antibodies against human gene products, without using animals.

The More Things Change …

October 18, 2011 9:05 am | by Rita C. Peters | Articles | Comments

Concern is growing in the scientific community about the changing attitude of Congress toward federal research and development activities. Once content to rely upon the recommendations of government research officials, Congressional leaders now are swinging to the other extreme—the questioning of virtually every major research decision.

Argonne awarded $1.9 million for hydropower study

October 17, 2011 12:23 pm | News | Comments

New life has been pumped into the study and modeling of hydropower storage plants, thanks to a new $1.9 million Department of Energy grant awarded to a project led by Argonne National Laboratory.

LLNL, Loyola win NIH grant to develop anthrax vaccine

October 10, 2011 9:07 am | News | Comments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, working with Loyola University, has won a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help develop a new anthrax vaccine.  The grant is the first major NIH-funded biodefense grant focused on LLNL's nanolipoprotein technology.

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