AAU universities are leading the way by conducting scientific research to ensure that our society will have the clean, fresh water we need for
food production, good health, economic growth, and preservation of the
Riding the Wave of Federal Investment: How Federal Research Made the iPad Possible The iPad is an extraordinary invention from Apple and Steve Jobs, but as author Mariana Mazzucato has written, technologies like this “ride the wave” of past federal investments in research.1 1. Mazzucato, M. (2013). The Entrepreneurial
Each labeled bottle has a corresponding description on the back about how NIH played a role in the development of treatments for various diseases. From NIH‐Funded Research to Life‐saving Medical Advances The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world. Its mission is
A graphic explaining how basic research made the semiconductor possible.
A graphic explaining how federally funded research led to the technologies that made the creation of the iPod possible.
Power point presentation by Dr. James Stevens at an October 20 briefing on Capitol Hill about how Department of Energy-funded research is helping U.S. industry compete.
Power point presentation by Dr. Bryan Rice at October 20 congressional briefing on how Department of energy-funded scientific research helps U.S. industry compete.
Power point presentation by Dr. Kathyrn Clay, Director of Research for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, on how Department of Energy-funded research is driving innovation in the auto industry.
HEMCON BANDAGE: The HemConbandage stops hemorrhaging within minutes. Research and development funded by the Army and performed by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command. INTERCEPTOR BODY ARMOR:Flexible, lightweight, highly ballistic-resistant body armor system that protects soldiers in combat. Materials an
A one-pager that shows a variety of safety and convenience features in today's automobiles that were made possible by basic research.
Investments in Basic Research Today…...generate the knowledgeand talentthat will fuel our future.The FundingIn the Mid-1990s, two graduate students, supported by a portion of a $4.5 million digital libraries research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) given to Stanford University, sought to better underst
•The initial U.S. outbreak of polio occurred in Vermont in 1894.•Poliovirus was originally identified in 1909, by Karl Landsteiner and Erwin Popper.•The first human clinical trials began 45 years later, using a vaccine developed by Jonas Salk.Polio•The first discovery of West Nile Virus in the U.S. occurred in New York
Computed Axial Tomography (CT )Diagnostic Tools and Treatment:Basic Research Saves LivesThe medical imaging technologies that hospitals and clinics use routinely for diagnosing injuries, illnesses, and diseases were just science fiction 50 years ago.It took the dedicated work of physicists, chemists, biologists, engine
Produced by the Association of American Universities, www.aau.edu, July 2010Satellite: Launching technology was the result of research funded by the Navy, the Atomic Energy Commission, and NASA, and performed at U. of Iowa and California Institute of Technology. Research for a low-cost GPS design was funded by the Air
PROVIDING SAFETY IN THE HOMEIR sensing equipment is used to detect possible fire hazards from electrical equipment, which heats up before it fails.Firefighters also use IR imaging to detect fire sources. UNDERSTANDING THE UNIVERSEAstronomers useinfrared imaging to detect heat-emitting objects-both invisible and visible
“At such a difficult moment, there are those who say we cannot afford to invest in science. That support for research is somehow a luxury at a moment defined by necessities. I fundamentally disagree. Science is more essential for our prosperity, our security, our health, our environment, and our quality of life than it
1989Hologram Authentication1987 Laser EyeSurgery1974Bar Code Scanner1982CD Player1969 Laser PrinterExamples of Laser Applications1970Fiber Optic Communications1964 Laser Guided WeaponsCritics dubbed the laser “a solution looking for a problem.” In fact, it took years for many potential uses of the laser to be recognize
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