Time for Science Research StimulusDavid Alan Grier
After seven months in office, the Obama Administration is starting to show the first hard evidence of how it will deal with scientific and technological policy. The good news: It looks like the new President will indeed follow his campaign rhetoric and regularly seek advice from scientists and engineers. But the evidence also gives a less certain picture of how the government will support innovative research. If anything, the record shows the Administration is thinking in fairly conventional terms about supporting laboratories and universities, without much consideration of the ways research has changed over the past decade.
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