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June 2nd, 2010

Basic research bill backed in US

Abstract:
The Democrats have scored big in a political fight underway in the US Congress over legislation to expand government funding for basic research and science programmes.

On 28 May, the House of Representatives approved a bill that aims to keep the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on a 10-year budget-doubling trajectory to 2016.

Supporters of the legislation, including the American Chemical Society, say it will help foster innovation and ensure US leadership in emerging and growing fields like nanotechnology.

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