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From AAAS – Science – 2017 breakthroughs of the year

From AAAS – Science – 2017 breakthroughs of the year

 

2017 Scientific Breakthroughs of the Year

It started with a list of twelve candidates, reflecting the most important breakthroughs in science over the course of 2017. Beating out neutrino detectors by nearly two votes to one, advances in gene therapy wins the popular vote!

Recap the top moments in science – read the articles, listen to the podcast, or watch the video to learn more about the leading breakthroughs in science, including all 12 candidates and the editor’s choice for Breakthrough of the Year.

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Top Tech and Science Stories from 2016

This post contains links to collections of the top science and technology stories for 2016.  It is far from complete.  I will write a follow-up post in January.

PopScience:

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of 2016
Secret Santas, take note
By Popular Science Staff December 8, 2016
Each year, Popular Science picks the 100 greatest new innovations in science and technology to feature in our Best Of What’s New issue. These are the breakthroughs that will shape the future—and some may even make great Christmas presents.

From MIT Tech Review:

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016
Which of today’s emerging technologies have a chance at solving a big problem and opening up new opportunities? Here are our picks. The 10 on this list all had an impressive milestone in the past year or are on the verge of one. These are technologies you need to know about right now.

From Science News:

Top 10 science stories of 2016: Gravitational waves, Zika, Proxima b and more

From NY Times:

Science News That Stuck With Us in 2016
By  The New York Times
As the year ends, the Science desk of The New York Times asked its reporters to look back at the news they reported on that was the most memorable. These are their selections, with a focus on archaeology, biology, physics and space.

From Nature:

2016 in news: The science events that shaped the year
Climate accords, controversial assisted reproduction and the CRISPR patent battle are among the year’s top stories.

From IEEE Spectrum:

Special Report: 2016 Top Tech to Watch
Spectrum’s annual special report on this year’s most intriguing technologies

From PC World:

The top 10 tech stories of 2016: Post-PC, post-reality
It’s been a wild and weird year for tech: Here’s a look at the stories that rocked the world of IT and beyond

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Diplomacy for the 21st Century: Embedding a Culture of Science and Technology Throughout the Department of State

diplomacyDiplomacy for the 21st Century recommends steps that the Department of State should embrace to take full advantage of the leading science and technology (S&T) capabilities of the United States. These capabilities provide the department with many opportunities to promote a variety of the interests of the United States and its allies in a rapidly changing world wherein S&T are important drivers of economic development at home and abroad and help ensure international security. This report assesses and makes recommendations concerning the changing environment for the conduct of diplomacy in the years ahead, with a focus on the role of S&T in the development and implementation of U.S. policies and programs. According to this report, prompt steps by the department’s leadership are essential to ensure adequate comprehension of the importance of S&T-related developments throughout the world and to incorporate this understanding within the nation’s foreign policy for the 21st century. This report also urges the adoption by the department of a broader whole-of-society approach in carrying out its responsibilities at home and abroad – extending beyond traditional interagency coordination and the narrow band of current external partners to include foundations, universities, research centers, and other groups who are extending their international reach.

Full Report: Diplomacy for the 21st Century: Embedding a Culture of Science and Technology Throughout the Department of State | Full Text Reports…

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