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U.S. falls out of top 10 in measure of innovation

Feb 3, 2021
When Bloomberg launched the rankings, America was first. Now South Korea leads the pack.
An engineering student works on a robot. Engineering is one of the fields in which the U.S. lags, according to the Bloomberg Innovation Index.
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China's quiet hunt to hire top U.S. researchers

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Jun 5, 2018
Academics at U.S. schools are being recruited to help build the Chinese economy.
In a picture taken in 2010 Professor Shi Yigong, who walked away from a top research position in the United States to become the dean of the School of Life Sciences at Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University in 2008, places a note among bottles of bacterial culture in a university lab in Beijing.
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How does a government shutdown affect our ability to innovate?

Jan 23, 2018
Even a short shutdown can have lasting effects on science and technology.
In this NASA handout, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft on board, launches at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on June 3, 2017.
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Sequester funding cuts have researchers worried

Apr 29, 2013
As government spending on medical research drops, some would-be scientists are having second thoughts.

Biogen Idec CEO on drug costs and taking on multiple sclerosis

Apr 11, 2013
Biogen Idec CEO George Scangos discusses his company's new multiple sclerosis drug, pricing strategy, and research process.

Does the private sector want to create jobs in the U.S.?

Jan 26, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says multinational companies based in the U.S. look out for their own interests, not American workers.

R & D tax cut could expire

Dec 15, 2011
The budget debate in Washington has put a lot of programs in danger, including those that depend on research and development tax cuts to innovate.

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