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Rochester, New York is bursting with energy, photonic energy! The New York (NYSTAR) MEP Center, aka High Tech Rochester, is a key player in the revitalizing this industry, along with various economic and business development entities in the Rochester region. To strengthen and grow this industry the Rochester region has received three grants; the Advanced...
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“If China shuts off the flow of glass, the United States will be out of drones in six months.” – CEO of a critical components contractor to the DoD It was anticipated and heavily lobbied for.  Does it look like anyone expected? On Monday, June 2nd, the Department of the Air Force, through Air Force...
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“The age and size of the Cosmos are written in light. The nature of beauty; the substance of the stars; the laws of space and time – they were there all along, but we never saw them until we devised a more powerful way of seeing. The story of this awakening has many beginnings and no ending.”...
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SPIE.org : About SPIE : Research and industry leaders urge Congressional support for photonics. Volunteers from industry and research labs across the USA visited Congressional offices today to urge support for key issues related to photonics technologies and R&D, on behalf of the National Photonics Initiative (NPI). Supported by SPIE, the international society for optics...
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Fifty Ways to Leave Your Competitiveness Woes Behind: A National Traded Sector Competitiveness Strategy This report presents 50 federal-level policy recommendations to help restore U.S. traded sector competitiveness (and an additional 13 state-level recommendations). The recommendations are organized around federal policies regarding the “4Ts” of technology, tax, trade, and talent as well as policies to...
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The President’s R&D Budget for FY 2015: A Summary and Charts In a year in which discretionary spending is effectively standing still, increased R&D investments appear hard to come by.  Officially released March 4, the President’s budget makes clear the challenges currently posed by the Budget Control Act spending caps for R&D support. With hardly...
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Debates and committee testimony from OSTP and AAAS in Washington this week during congressional visits by concerned science and research stakeholders. http://www.aaas.org/program/rd-budget-and-policy-program
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