Science and Technology Innovation Program
"Prioritizing nanotechnology risk research isn't rocket science," says Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies chief scientist Andrew Maynard.
Volunteer and technical communities organize to create and build tools that collect, search and organize data coming from crisis areas. These crowdsourcing groups have effectively responded to a variety of disasters, including the Haitian and Chilean earthquakes, the Japanese tsunami and the gulf oil spill.
Robert Blank, Chair of Public Policy, Brunel University, London, and author of Brain Policy discusses the possible impacts (positive and negative) of cognitive neuroscience on areas ranging from addition to hate crimes and foreign policy.
November 2007 - In this IBM release, F&G director, David Rejeski, comments on the rise in games, like IBM's new business skills game, as educational tools.
Thomas Crumm, former CEO and President of Hypercar, Inc., talks about the Hypercar. Learn more at: www.hypercar.com
Science, technology and innovation are keys to addressing a host of challenges our nation will face in the coming years. Former presidential science advisors address this in an article calling for the president-elect to appoint his advisor quickly.
The creators of “Budget Hero,” the popular serious game which helps people of all ages understand the federal budget and the trade-offs involved in the budgetary process, have launched an Election Edition to illuminate the budget impact of policies championed by President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney as well as those related to the impending “fiscal cliff.”
The Center's Foresight and Governance Project seminar "Nanotechnology: Real Revenues Today and Impacts on the U.S. Economy” featured four leading nanotechnology firms with current products on the market – Nano-tex, Hyperion Catalysis, Inmat, and Optiva - and a renowned panel with Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, Phil Bond, Undersecretary of Technology at Commerce, and Mark Modzelewski of the NanoBusiness Alliance. Video of Seminar (RealPlayer)
Over the next few months, the Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will be running an experiment in the use of an online prediction market to explore the future of science and technology.
A whitepaper on the policy and technology behind the National Broadband Map, an open-source geographic information systems application allowing users to access detailed statistics on internet connectivity. This project demonstrates the value of transparency, collaboration, and cooperation in government projects.