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A groundbreaking poll of 1,001 U.S. adults conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates and the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies found 90 percent of Americans think that the public should be better informed about the development of cutting-edge technologies, according to this 2009 report summarizing the findings.
A 2010 analysis by the Synthetic Biology Project found that the U.S. government spent around $430 million on research related to synthetic biology since 2005, with the Department of Energy funding a majority of the research. By comparison, the analysis indicated that the European Union and three individual European countries – the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Germany – had spent approximately $160 million during that same period. Approximately 4 percent of the U.S. funding and 2 percent of the European funding was being spent to explore ethical, legal, and social implications of synthetic biology, but no projects focused on risk assessment.
From August 16 to August 22, 2010, Hart Research Associates conducted a nationwide survey among 1,000 adults about attitudes toward the entities involved in the oversight of new scientific and technological advances, awareness of nanotechnology, and awareness of and attitudes toward synthetic biology and two potential applications of the science. According to this report, awareness of nanotechnology was at its highest measured level in five years. This same year, one in three Americans reported hearing a lot or some about nanotechnology, which was a slight increase over results in 2009.
The first edition of the Synthetic Biology Newsletter, published in November 2010, reviews the basics of synthetic biology, explains how this new emerging technology intersects with several areas of science and talks about its effect on public perception.
Книга відомого американського дослідника-урбаніста, директора Інституту Кеннана Міжнародного центру підтримки науковців ім. Вудро Вілсона Second Metropolis: Pragmatic Pluralism in Gilded Age Chicago, Silver Age Moscow, and Meiji Osaka є аналітичним дослідженням процесів піднесення трьох визначних світових міст Чикаго, Москви і Осаки на зламі ХІХ—ХХ ст., міст, що тривалий час відігравали роль других столиць у своїх державах. Історія їх становлення є не лише цікавим фактом міської історії США, Росії та Японії, а в певному сенсі надбанням всього людства. Вона досі залишається цікавою, повчальною і цілком сучасною в реаліях початку ХХІ століття.
In Praise of Deadlock explains the legislative process and its checkpoints, with a noncomformist respect for the hurdles and hang-ups in the American system. W. Lee Rawls offers a candid perspective on partisan struggle, which he sees as essential to advancing policy and generating consensus.
Calderón took an important step forward for Mexico’s national security interest by collaborating with the United States and sharing the responsibility of tackling organized crime. Will Calderón’s successor continue down this road? Can we foresee an equivalent to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on the security front?
The Rosenberg Archive: A Historical Timeline is a timeline of events with links to relevant documents from The Vassiliev Notebooks. The release of notes taken in the KGB archives by Alexander Vassiliev makes it possible for the first time to draw a nearly complete picture of the recruitment, operations and exposure of the Rosenberg espionage ring. As the Rosenberg Archive makes clear, the Rosenberg case is probably the most well-documented major espionage case of the 20th century.
Synthetic biology will allow scientists and engineers to create biological systems that do not occur naturally as well as to re-engineer existing biological systems to perform novel and beneficial tasks. This 2009 report presents a framework for addressing the social and ethical issues surrounding the field.
Some of today’s premier experts on Woodrow Wilson contribute to this new collection of essays about the former statesman, portraying him as a complex, even paradoxical president.