More than 10 U.S. departments and agencies that receive federal funding for scientific research will suffer from budget cuts enacted by the federal government on March 1, aka "the sequester"
Scientists have begun curtailing cancer experiments and other studies while looking for other sources of funds
A widespread opinion is that the sequestration—the blunt whack of $85 billion from the national government’s budget--was, as Marco Rubio (in an UPI story) puts it, “a dumb idea when it was created and it's a dumb idea now.” But the sequestration may be far dumber than most realize.
The first active federal budget "sequester," an automatic, across-departments spending reduction, in more than two decades will cut funding from several U.S.
The $85-billion across-the-board cuts are taking bites out of EPA, National Parks, NOAA, Fish and Wildlife, and other environmental agency budgets
Updated flood insurance maps, made with LiDAR, laser radar or new computer programs, are increasingly important with global warming
DARPA plans to replace GPS technology with new "game changers" like positional navigation technology (PNT), Credit: Wikimedia Commons With relevance to homegrown, lone operator terrorist threats highlighted by the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced a series of initiatives Wednesday aimed at defending the U.S.