World War II seems like a pretty obvious example of successful industrial policy, at least in the sense of government directing science research toward specific goals. This from the new working paper “Organizing Crisis Innovation: Lessons from World War II” by Daniel P. Gross and Bhaven N. Sampat: “The [Office of Scientific Research and Development]’s priorities were demand-driven, focused on solving specific military problems, and led by input from the Armed Services. The bulk of its work was applied in nature, and while basic studies were sometimes needed, the urgency of the crisis meant that it mostly had to take basic science as given and to put it to work.”
And Washington’s effort at Big Science produced many notable successes. In just a half-decade, the paper notes, there were major advances across a range of technologies: radar, electrical engineering, jet propulsion, optics, chemistry, and atomic fission. That final one, of
The Trump administration’s efforts to restrict student visas from countries designated as state sponsors of terrorism might seem like common sense, but, like everything else in an election year, it has become fodder for the partisan meatgrinder. Late last month, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement published a rule change to end indefinite visas for enrolled students originating in countries where visitors often violated the terms of their visas, or countries that are state sponsors of terrorism. None of this, of course, would end the issuance of visas; rather, certain students would have to re-apply after two or four years.
Joe Biden has generally opposed any new controls on foreign students. “Across the world, people come to this country with unrelenting optimism and determination toward the future. They study here, innovate here, they make America who we are. Donald Trump doesn’t get that — we need a president who does,” Biden
iConnections and TII Are Pleased To Announce They Have Entered Into a Global Strategic Partnership, Combining TII’s Industry Leading Educational Forum Services with iConnections’ World Class Strategy-Led Enterprise Delivery and Next-Gen Technology Services
The Investment Institute (TII), a leading membership body offering unbiased and non-commercial educational investment forums for senior decision-makers from leading endowments, foundations, pension funds, family offices and asset management firms has announced a strategic partnership with iConnections, the industry leading platform that seamlessly connects managers and allocators for virtual meetings, giving managers the ability to subscribe and share.
The iConnections Investment Institute will allow TII members real-time interactions and access to peers in the community throughout the year as well as enable allocators to clearly identify managers and strategies that may be of interest.
With technology playing an increasingly critical role in every aspect of business, companies recognize that they need to accelerate the development of digital
AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University have reported the deployment of AMD EPYC 7702 processors for use in a new high performance computing system. The EPYC processor will be utilized in a supercomputer to deliver 2.36 petaflops of computing power as the institute plans to use for scientific research. The Scientific Computing & Data Analysis Section of the institute plans to implement its new supercomputer to support intensive research from bioinformatics, computational neurosciences and physics.
“2020 is a milestone year for OIST with new research units expanding the number of research areas. This growth is driving a significant increase in our computational needs,” said Eddy Taillefer, Ph.D., Section Leader, Scientific Computing & Data Analysis Section. “Under the common resource model for which the computing system is shared by all OIST users we needed a significant increase in core-count capacity to both absorb these
The technology institute founded by the inventor Sir James Dyson will soon have the power to award its own degrees – the first of the new wave of alternative providers.
The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, which opened in 2017 on the site of Dyson’s design centre in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, has 150 engineering undergraduates who pay no tuition fees and receive a full-time wage during their four years studying and working alongside Dyson’s staff.
Originally the institute was to award degrees validated by the University of Warwick but the Office for Students, the higher education regulator in England, has said the institute can award degrees in its own name from next year, the first to do so under legislation that created the route in 2017.
Related: James Dyson says tuition fees hit students with debt at ‘worst time’
Dyson said: “To be the first higher education institution to be
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Board of Directors of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Jennifer Buss to Chief Executive Officer, and selection of General Al Gray as the new Chairman of the Board. Dr. Buss will immediately assume all duties and responsibilities that accompany the CEO position at the Institute. She was also named a member of the Board of Directors.
“I am incredibly humbled and honored to lead the Institute. I’ve been invested in its mission since I arrived,” Dr. Buss said. “I am committed to progressing the Institute and its contributions to policy in ever-changing science and technology.”
Dr. Buss replaces Mike Swetnam, who passed away in September. “Mike challenged and inspired me every day. It is because of his mentoring, and the leadership of General Al Gray, that I am ready for this new opportunity.”
Monday, 5 October 2020, 9:48 am Press Release: Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd
A recently-announced MBIE-funded research project led by
Dr. Rod Badcock of Victoria University has designated Ara,
along with Manukau Institute of Technology, as the lead in
ensuring that diploma and technology degree students gain
the expertise needed to work with futuristic electric
The project, helmed by Te
Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington’s Robinson
Research Institute under the Strategic Science Investment
Fund – Advanced Energy Technology Platform – is a
collaboration between local and international tertiary
institutions and industry to develop high-power electric
motors for large-scale transport systems including trains
and aircraft, and to train those who will develop and
maintain these new technologies.
The effort is timely;
with New Zealand hosting the UN SDG’s Summit series next
year, the country is primed to begin tackling the
environmental problems posed by the transportation
industry’s overwhelming reliance
TOKYO, Japan, Oct. 1 — Today,AMD and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) , announced the deployment of AMD EPYC 7702 processors for use in a new, high performance computing system. The EPYC- processor-based supercomputer will deliver the 2.36 petaflops of computing power OIST plans to use for scientific research at the University.
The Scientific Computing & Data Analysis Section (SCDA) of OIST plans to implement the new supercomputer for supporting OIST computationally intensive research ranging from bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, and physics. SCDA adopted AMD EPYC after significant growth, including a 2X increase in users.
“2020 is a milestone year for OIST with new research units expanding the number of research areas. This growth is driving a significant increase in our computational needs,” said
Eddy Taillefer, Ph.D., Section Leader, Scientific Computing & Data Analysis Section. “Under the common resource model for which the computing system
SAS and RTI International are partnering to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges by bringing joint offerings to government agencies and other organizations. SAS and RTI combine more than 100 years of expertise in research and analytics and will build on a long relationship of collaboration and innovation.
Complex government challenges demand a successful merger of science and technology. More and more, scientific and research services require advanced analytics like artificial intelligence and machine learning. Similarly, technology-based solutions need experience and expertise to realize their full value. By approaching opportunities together, with the best in both research and analytics, RTI and SAS can deliver better and faster results.
Two North Carolina success stories with headquarters just miles apart, RTI and SAS will primarily focus on US government agencies, where the two companies
Progress, despite what you have heard lately from some environmentalists and populists (of the left and right), is good. Really good, in fact. The new working paper “A Calculation of the Social Returns to Innovation” by Benjamin F. Jones and Lawrence H. Summers opens with several reminders of that reality: “Standards of living in advanced economies have risen dramatically over the last two centuries, with U.S. income per-capita currently 25 times its level in 1820. … Scientific and technological advances, ultimately delivering valuable new products and services, are thought to be critical drivers of these gains. … Innovative advances also appear central to improving human health and life expectancy.”