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Capitalizing on Investments in Science and Technology
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Although the United States is currently capitalizing on its investment in science and technology effectively, there remains much room for improvement. This volume identifies the ingredients for success in capitalizing on such investments to produce national benefits, assesses current U.S. performance, and identifies future challenges. The book cites specific examples and examines several cross-cutting issues. It explores the possibility that the national research portfolio is losing diversity as a result of less long-term research in critical fields such as networking and materials. It also examines the implications of imbalances in the supply of and demand for science and engineering talent in emerging interdisciplinary fields such as bioinformatics.

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128 pages | 8.5 x 11
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ISBN: 978-0-309-06291-6
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Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and National Academy of Engineering. Capitalizing on Investments in Science and Technology. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1999.

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