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President's Budget Plan Would Cripple Science and Technology, AAAS Says


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President's Budget Plan Would Cripple Science and Technology, AAAS Says

President Donald Trump’s discretionary budget proposal would “cripple” the leading role the United States plays in advancing science and technology and blunt the economic benefits the nation reaps from such innovations, said Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.

Patient is First to Undergo Robot-Assisted Cochlear Implantation


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Patient is First to Undergo Robot-Assisted Cochlear Implantation

The surgical system involves a robotic drill optimized for arguably the riskiest part of the surgery — drilling a tunnel deep through skull bone into the inner ear. This robot drills with the highest degree of accuracy yet reported for a medical device of its kind, and is equipped with a plethora of safety measures, including an optical camera that can track the robot on a scale of 25 microns — less than the width of a human hair.


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.

Cool Nanotechnology Keeps Cryopreserved Tissues Intact


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Cool Nanotechnology Keeps Cryopreserved Tissues Intact

One of the major obstacles to transplant medicine may soon melt away, thanks to a technique that uses nanoparticles to rapidly rewarm delicate frozen tissues. The method , published in the 1 March issue of Science Translational Medicine , could help make organ banks a viable option for transplant surgeons, said John Bischof of the University of Minnesota, the senior author on the study.


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.

In Memoriam: Scientific Pioneer Mildred Dresselhaus


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In Memoriam: Scientific Pioneer Mildred Dresselhaus

Mildred Dresselhaus, a renowned physicist and celebrated Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who earned the title “Queen of Carbon” for deepening the world’s understanding of the atomic properties of carbon and the electronic properties of materials, died on 20 February following a brief illness. She was 86..


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.

Funding Basic Research Boosts Innovation, Panelists Say


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Funding Basic Research Boosts Innovation, Panelists Say

Government investment in basic scientific research is an essential factor in driving innovation, according to a panel discussion that coincided with the release of a report examining the impact of declining federal support for basic research.


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.

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