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US failing to stop China from stealing research, report says

Nov. 18, 2019 10:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States government has failed to stop China from stealing intellectual property from American universities and lacks a comprehensive strategy for dealing with the threat, a congressional report concluded Monday. The report says the FBI should be more effective and consistent in...

Oregon State gets grant to study tiny plastics in waterways

Nov. 18, 2019 1:11 PM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University will use a $3.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study pollution from tiny plastics and its impact on aquatic life. The university said Monday that scientists will develop tools and methods for evaluating micro- and nanoplastics in...

WPI gets $1.9M grant to help better detect prostate cancer

Oct. 27, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Worcester Polytechnic Institute has received a five-year, nearly $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a robotic system to detect and monitor prostate cancer. Grant recipient Haichong Zhang, a biomedical engineer at the school, says his surgical...

US researchers on front line of battle against Chinese theft

Oct. 6, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. warned allies around the world that Chinese tech giant Huawei was a security threat, the FBI was making the same point quietly to a Midwestern university. In an email to the associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, an agent wanted...

Wyoming gets federal money to advance coal research

Sep. 25, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $5 million to multiple Wyoming-based research initiatives to advance alternative uses for coal beyond energy generation. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the federal government selected Ramaco Carbon, a coal technology company in Sheridan,...

New Mexico university gets second $5M energy grid grant

Sep. 24, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A team of researchers at New Mexico State University has received a second $5 million award from the National Science Foundation to continue with smart grid research. The grant was awarded through the foundation's Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology. The work...

Bill seeks to get personal finance into Pennsylvania schools

Sep. 23, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation is on the move in Pennsylvania to require public schools to allow students to apply personal finance class credits toward high school graduation requirements. The Senate approved the bill unanimously on Monday, and sent it to the House. Under the bill, a student who...

University of Wyoming gets grant money for aircraft research

Sep. 22, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming has received a $15.8 million National Science Foundation grant that will provide weather instrumentation and other equipment for a new research aircraft the university plans to purchase. UW is the only academic institution in the United States that provides a...