Trump proposes big reductions for science agencies

  DOI:10.1063/PT.5.1112 16 Mar 2017 in Politics & Policy Trump proposes big reductions for science agencies Although lacking in details, Trump’s “skinny budget” is clearly bad news for energy research. David Kramer President Trump’s budget proposal for the year beginning 1 October would slash funding for the Department of Energy’s basic research programs while adding 11%…

[Podcast]: Vita di una Dark Lady

Fonte: Radio3Scienza 27/12/2016 E’ scomparsa all’età di 88 anni Vera Rubin, l’astronoma statunitense che con le sue osservazioni scoprì l’esistenza, quasi contro la sua volontà, della materia oscura. Che ancora oggi rappresenta uno dei grandi problemi aperti per la cosmologia contemporanea. Con Piero Bianucci, giornalista e autore di Storia sentimentale dell’astronomia (Tea, 2014), raccontiamo la storia di una…

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Addio a Vera Rubin

Fonte: ANSA Addio a Vera Rubin. E’ morta all’età di 88 anni l’astronoma americana che negli anni ’70 aveva dimostrato l’esistenza della materia oscura, ossia della materia invisibile e misteriosa che occupa il 25% dell’unverso. Era arrivata a questo risultato grazie ai suoi studi pionieristici sulle curve di rotazione delle galassie. Aveva infatti scoperto che…

[Reblog]: Energy Dept. rejects Trump’s request to name climate-change workers, who remain worried

Fonte: The Washington Post By Joe Davidson | Columnist December 13 at 7:00 AM Global warming — “it’s a hoax.” Donald Trump has said that more than once. So it’s understandable that the request by the president-elect’s transition team for the names of individual Energy Department employees and contractors who worked on the issue makes them worry that the…

Climate Change Conversations Are Targeted in Questionnaire to Energy Department

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition team has circulated an unusual 74-point questionnaire at the Department of Energy that requests the names of all employees and contractors who have attended climate change policy conferences, as well as emails and documents associated with the conferences. In question after question, the document peppers Energy Department managers with pointed queries…

[Reblog]: US physicists anxious over Trump administration

From: physicsworld Nov 10, 2016 Oil executive: Harold Hamm is tipped to head the US Department of Energy US scientists have responded to the choice of Republican Donald Trump as president-elect with a mixture of astonishment and anxiety. Having anticipated the election of Democrat Hillary Clinton, who was backed by a team supportive of science,…

Federal funding for science and engineering at universities down 6 percent

Latest figures show obligations down for R&D and facilities that support science and engineering June 30, 2015 Federal agencies obligated $29 billion to 995 science and engineering academic institutions in fiscal year 2013, according to a new report from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES). The figure represents a 6…