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NASA Launches Online Portal for Space Research Findings

NASA has unveiled a new web portal that offers public access to scientific information from various agency-funded studies. The space agency said Tuesday it aims to expand the dissemination of fundamental space research data through the Funded Research Results portal on the NASA.gov website. “Through open access and innovation we invite the global community to join us in exploring …

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White House Unveils Public, Private Efforts to Facilitate UAV Airspace Integration

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has announced several government and industry initiatives that seek to facilitate the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the National Airspace System. The White House said Tuesday the National Science Foundation will award $35 million in research funds over a five-year period to support research …

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White House Issues Report on Quantum Information Science, Unveils Plan to Facilitate HPC Tech Development

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has released a report on the opportunities and challenges in quantum information science and a strategic plan on how to facilitate the development of high-performance computing platforms. A White House blog post published Tuesday says the report titled “Advancing Quantum Information Science: …

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White House to Ask FAA to Oversee Asteroid Mining, Lunar Surface Missions; George Nield Comments

The White House has proposed a “mission authorization” framework that would allow the Federal Aviation Administration to oversee asteroid mining, transportation of payloads to the lunar surface and other emerging commercial space missions, Space News reported Monday. Jeff Foust writes the White House’s office of science and technology policy included …

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OSTP Launches Open Data, Interactive Website for Disaster Preparedness

The Office of Science and Technology Policy has launched a new website that works as a public resource for disaster data and collaboration tools as part of the government’s Innovation for Disasters initiative. Brian Forde, Heather King and Meredith Lee wrote on the White House blog that Disasters.data.gov supports efforts to drive …

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GOP Lawmakers Ask WH for LightSquared Contacts

The House Science Committee has asked the White House to turn over all documents related to contact with telecommunications company LightSquared, who is seeking to build a national 4G wireless network. On Tuesday, Chairman Ralph Hall (R-Texas) and six Republican committee members sent a letter to the Office of Budget …

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Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra to Speak at mHealth Summit

Aneesh Chopra, assistant to the president and associate director for technology in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will deliver a keynote speech at a conference aiming to improve health in developing areas through mobile technologies. The mHealth Summit, taking place Nov. 8–10 in Washington, D.C., is …

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NIH, NSF & OSTP Make Plans to Use STAR METRICS

Science and Technology for America’s Reinvestment: Measuring the Effect on Innovation, Competitiveness and Science, or STAR METRICS, is a multiagency initiative that will monitor the outcome of federal science investments. The National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation  and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy are …

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