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Regional Innovation Policies: Any recent changes?

In a recent comparative study of the innovation policies of four regions we have analyzed the extent to which they have changed trajectories. Surprisingly, only one out of the four has changed. 441 more words


UN Environment Programme Hosting First Science-Policy Forum

The second United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) is in Nairobi, Kenya from May 23-27.  The UNEA is the biennial meeting of the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP), and preceding the main assembly UNEP has organized a… 212 more words

Science Policy: General

White House Announces Four AI Conferences

On May 3 the White House announced that the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) will host a series of 4 workshops on factors related to the development of artificial intelligence (AI).  221 more words


Lab Accident Roundup: New Details In Hawaii, Progress In Houston

Chemical and Engineering News is reporting on the investigation into the March explosion that claimed the arm of a postdoc (said postdoc has not permitted the release of information on her current condition).  259 more words

Science Policy: General

UK Government Creates Position Of National Technology Adviser

Liam Maxwell, until recently the Chief Technology Officer for the U.K. government, has been named to the newly created post of National Technology Adviser.  Maxwell has… 212 more words


UK Government's single Website since 1994

I tweeted four screenshots a couple of days ago showing the main UK Government Websites since 1994. A few folks have asked for better quality resolution, so here are the best I currently have (if you have better, happy to share them). 34 more words

Technology Policy

Regulating drone airspace using ‘smart markets’

Commercially operated autonomous drones may be on the horizon, especially since Google and Amazon have announced plans to start drone-based parcel delivery in 2017. A policy problem is likely to follow: allocation of scarce airspace and preferred flight paths — an issue complicated by the need to ensure that each drone’s flight is safe and that each flight-path segment stays within capacity. 954 more words