Good summary of where U.S. science funding stands via ScienceNOW
Here’s Obama’s and McCain’s answers side-by-side….
Fairly awful editorial that gives short shrift to the value of the federal role in supporting fundamental research.
An interesting account from Gene “Spaf” Spafford of Senator Obama’s visit to Purdue yesterday to talk about cyber security and other threats to national security.
While this is nothing to laugh at, it is a little amusing to think of the Chinese spies reading through hundreds or thousands of constituent response form letters in the hope of finding something interesting on a congressional machine.
Very nice piece on Jim Gray by John Markoff.
We’ve touched on this a bit on the blog in the past….
Great piece in Ars Technica on the DARPA/CS problem.
Article on the declining participation of women in IT by InfoWorld editor at large Ephraim Schwartz.
Computerworld with a take on CRA’s Taulbee data….
Interesting article on how young women tend to be more prolific users and content producers on the web, but still not well-represented in the computing industry as adults.
A National Academy of Engineering panel chaired by former Defense Secretary William Perry picks 14 “grand challenges of the age.”
Nice BusinessWeek piece…
Good piece by Sharon Weinberger on DARPA’s 50th Anniversary.
Much (most?) of the innovation that comes out of research is serendipity….
As Cameron says, it would be great to see NSF hire a top-notch CS person for this position….