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Energy Technology Expert Elicitations for Policy: Workshops, Modeling, and Meta-analysis

Belfer Center, Kennedy School, Harvard Univ. / by Laura Diaz Anadon, et al.
http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/publication/24640/energy_technology_expert_elicitations_for_policy.html

Characterizing the future performance of energy technologies can improve the development of energy policies that have net benefits under a broad set of future conditions. 211 more words

Energy And Climate

The Non-Technical Challenges Facing The Truckbed Reactor

Lockheed Martin made some noise on Wednesday with its announcement that it had made a breakthrough in nuclear fusion reactors.  Specifically, it claimed advances in developing a compact reactor.  159 more words

Technology Policy

more on the 1999 change of address demonstrator ....

I mentioned in a previous post the work done in the late 1990s to put online a change of address service.

This service enabled citizens to inform separate government departments, via the internet and in a single transaction, of a change of address.  366 more words

Technology Policy

Australia Shakes Up Its Top Science Advisory Council

The Abbott Government recently announced the formation of the Commonwealth Science Council as part of its new competitiveness agenda for Australia.  Chaired by Prime Minister Abbott, the Council membership is split evenly between industry and university appointments, with the appropriate government ministers participating as appropriate.  156 more words

Science Policy: General

Open Government Project Holds First Annual Awards And Continues To Add Members

In connection with the recent session of the U.N. General Assembly, the Open Government Partnership announced the winners of its first annual awards.  The theme of this year’s awards was citizen engagement.  170 more words

Government

Last Week Showed A Flurry Of BRAIN Activity

On September 30th the White House hosted a conference on the BRAIN (Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies). A multi-agency public-private initiative started in 2013, BRAIN started with a $100 million commitment between the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). 232 more words

Science Policy: General