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  • Brain Map Project May Cost U.S. $4.5 Billion, Panel Says

    Annual funding for President Barack Obama’s brain research initiative would quadruple the current allocation under recommendations by advisers to the project, providing a $4.5 billion investment spread over the next decade.

  • Brain Drain Blights Iran’s Economy as Investors Wait in Wings

    Drawing on a cigarette at his flat in central Tehran, Araz Alipour counts on one hand his college friends who have chosen to build a career in Iran.

  • 1982 Just Called: It Wants Credit for Predicting 2013

    Flying cars, meals in pill form, robot overlords — many attempts to predict the future turn out predictably wrong. Not so with a National Science Foundation study in 1982 that foresaw, with a prescience that feels like time travel, the rise of networked computing and its ensuing challenges to society.

  • Students Trade Hacking Skills for U.S. Scholarships

    Jordan Jueckstock and his wife Jessica applied to the University of Tulsa’s Cyber Corps Program after receiving an e-mail from a professor with the subject line “Do you want to be a MacGyver?”

  • How Foreign Students Hurt U.S. Innovation

    In the old days, the U.S. program for foreign-student visas helped developing nations and brought diversity to then white-bread American campuses. Today, the F-1 program, as it is known, has become a profit center for universities and a wage-suppression tool for the technology industry.

  • Obama $100 Million Plan to Map Brain Starting in 2014

    President Barack Obama announced a U.S. campaign that may lead to new treatments for some of the least understood brain disorders, benefiting efforts by Pfizer Inc., Roche Holding AG and Eli Lilly & Co.

  • Solving America's Innovation Crisis

    An interview with Bruce Nussbaum, professor at Parsons The New School of Design and author of Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire. Download this podcast...

  • Obama $100 Million Plan to Map Brain Starting in 2014

    President Barack Obama announced a campaign that could lead to new treatments for some of the least understood brain disorders, benefiting efforts by Pfizer Inc., Roche Holding AG and Eli Lilly & Co.

  • Research Prowess of U.S. Colleges Is Exaggerated

    U.S. college presidents make no apologies for their schools’ support for research. After all, American institutions dominate global surveys of universities, and most lists put a big emphasis on research accomplishments.

  • Lilly CEO Urges Extension of Research Tax Credit (Transcript)

    Eli Lilly & Co. Chief Executive Officer John Lechleiter said during a panel discussion in Washington that U.S. lawmakers should renew the research-and- development tax credit to make it easier for companies to compete globally. The Oct. 5 event, sponsored by Harvard University and the Business Roundtable and hosted by Bloomberg News in Washington, centered on ways to spur innovation.

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