Embaixadora dos EUA na ONU pede demissão

Antes de assumir a função na ONU, Nikki Haley era governadora da Carolina do Sul. Trump diz que ela ficará no cargo até o fim do ano. Presidente dos EUA, Donald Trump, se reúne com a embaixadora da ONU, Nikki Haley, no Salão Oval da Casa Branca, em Washington A embaixadora dos Estados Unidos na …

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Trudeau touts technological innovation during MIT campus visit

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remembers asking his father why the stereo and other gadgets he had as a boy were made in Japan -- not in Canada. The answer he eventually got from other people over the years was that Japan is a small country without a lot of natural resources, one …

Even in Trump era, green energy innovation is sparking, not sputtering

BREAKING BARRIERS Congress has kept in place federal funds that support the key period when inventors have to build prototypes to show potential investors. Some corporations and states also help maintain momentum on clean energy. APRIL 27, 2018 WASHINGTON—Eric Wachsman thinks he might have an answer to one of the great challenges that’s hindering the …

Stanford’s Secret STEM Deficit

With the latest innovations in AI and machine learning the chatter of campus, it is easy for Stanford students to conflate Silicon Valley entrepreneurship with US scientific leadership. After all, with self-driving cars and automated grocery stores, it seems ludicrous to argue that our nation is experiencing an innovation deficit — the very opposite instead …

Energy Innovation Funds Were Illegally Withheld by Trump Administration

The GAO said the Trump administration had violated the Impoundment Control Act by not spending $91 million that was intended for the Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Administration officials planned to cancel half of the unspent $91 million and use the other half to shut down the program. "When Congress provides money for …

França quer “bolsa de valores” verde para atenuar prejuízo climático

    O presidente da França, Emmanuel Macron, promoveu nesta terça-feira uma cúpula para celebrar os dois anos da assinatura do Acordo de Paris e colocar o dedo na ferida da discussão mais desafiadora sobre o clima: como financiar a transição para uma economia de baixo carbono, mais verde. Com a presença de chefes de …

Trump’s Energy R&D Policies Ignore the Long-Term Impact of Innovation

President Obama’s former chief science advisor says the Trump administration’s promise to slash funding for energy research is short-sighted.  While Harvard University professor John Holdren was advising the White House, he helped shape many of America’s major climate commitments. He honed the Clean Power Plan and orchestrated the nation’s involvement in the Paris climate pact. …

“Privatizar por necessidade de fazer caixa é ruim” defende Vencedor do Nobel de Economia

O britânico Oliver Hart recebeu o Prêmio Nobel de Economia, em 2016, por suas colaborações à teoria dos contratos. Seus estudos apontam que privatizações podem não ser benéficas em alguns casos, como o de prisões de segurança máxima, porque os contratos firmados entre governo e empresa são incompletos, apresentando lacunas que permitem às empresas reduzirem …