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How We Changed the Way the U.S. Government Commercializes Science: Errol Arkilic -- Part 1 of Episode 6 on Sirius XM Channel 111

Steve Blank | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

In my interview with Errol, we discussed the origins of the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps), how and why it was created, and how it changed the way the government commercializes scientific research.

Strings Are Dead

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 06.18.2015 | Science
Benjamin T. Solomon

I forecast that both string and quantum gravity theories will be dead by 2017.

Honda's Gravity Modification Research

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 06.08.2015 | Science
Benjamin T. Solomon

For us Americans, it is unthinkable for General Motors to investigate gravity modification, and here was Honda in the 1990s, at that, researching this topic.

Turning Science Into the New Welfare Queen

Bob Seay | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Bob Seay

Rand Paul knows that if he can get voters to resent scientific research as much as they resent minorities and poor people, then he and his fellow Republicans will be free to ignore inconvenient facts about climate change, population trends, and other data that goes against the Republican agenda.

Getting Lean in Education -- By Getting Out of the Classroom

Steve Blank | Posted 09.22.2014 | Education
Steve Blank

This week the National Science Foundation goes Lean on education by providing $1.2 million to educators who want to bring their classroom innovations ...

Leadership Lessons From Science

Tom Fox | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Tom Fox

France A. Córdova is the director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), which is responsible for advancing scientific discovery and technological...

Why Lean May Save Your Life - The I-Corps @ NIH

Steve Blank | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Today the National Institutes of Health announced they are offering my Lean LaunchPad class (I-Corps @ NIH ) to commercialize Life Science. There may...

Sam Stein

The Next Frontier In The War Over Science | Sam Stein | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration and the scientific community at large are expressing serious alarm at a House Republican bill that they argue w...

Peer Review Is Time-Tested to Withstand Political Fashion Trends

American Anthropological Association | Posted 05.11.2014 | Science
American Anthropological Association

Cherry-picking grants awarded by the National Science Foundation is not an effective use of time or money. Investment in scientific research has never been more important than the present.

'Don't Know Much About Science'

Melanie Fine | Posted 04.30.2014 | Science
Melanie Fine

We must bridge the gap between the science we value and where we are now. We know that education is the starting place -- improving science education in the schools, and improving access to higher education for all. It's not enough, however.

7 Cool New Findings About the Brain

Lily Whiteman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Lily Whiteman

Here are examples of ongoing National Science Foundation-funded brain research that runs the gamut from discoveries about the brains of dinosaurs and birds to research involving Alzheimer's and beyond.

300 Teams in Two Years

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

This is the start of the third year teaching teams of scientists (professors and their graduate students) in the National Science Foundation Innovatio...

Is this the year for STEAM ?

John M. Eger | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
John M. Eger

Maybe it's time for the Congress to put the A into STEM. Major provisions of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010--also known as the STEM...

The Arts Are Not a Luxury

John M. Eger | Posted 07.18.2013 | Arts
John M. Eger

It's really time to stop tiptoeing around the vital role of the arts in education. Maybe it's also time for the Congress to put the A into STEM. Maj...

Colorado Professors: Restore the National Science Foundation's Political Science Funding

Seth Masket | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Seth Masket

We strongly encourage Congress to support restoring full funding to the National Science Foundation's political science program. It makes an enormous difference to scholars, their students, and, ultimately, anyone who cares about the functioning of their government.

Congress and Peer Review of Science

James M. Gentile | Posted 07.10.2013 | Science
James M. Gentile

The peer review system, even with its innate imperfections, is an essential arbiter of scientific quality and integrity.

The Scientific Star Chamber?

Nicholas Warner | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Nicholas Warner

A politician who proposes politicizing a jury would rightly be pilloried by the court of public opinion and should never hold political office again. And yet the chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Rep. Lamar Smith, has been proposing to do this to scientists.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Pushes Politicization Of Scientific Research | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on the House science committee are making an unprecedented move to require oversight of the scientific research process, pus...

GOP-Backed Amendment Limiting Key Research Funding Passes

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

A measure limiting National Science Foundation funding for political science research projects passed the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, quietly dealing a ...

University Of Michigan Tops U.S. Public Colleges In Research Spending | Posted 01.28.2013 | College

University of Michigan has topped its public peers in research and development spending for the third year in a row, according to the U.S. National Sc...


Steve Blank | Posted 09.19.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

When I was an entrepreneur I'd pursue a goal relentlessly. Everything in between me and my goal was simply an obstacle that needed to be removed. This week I had another reminder of what it was like.

STEAM Funding Endorsed BY NEA

John M. Eger | Posted 08.18.2012 | Arts
John M. Eger

STEM already gets funding by the National Science Foundation under legislation passed some time ago. But now that inclusion of the arts is being recognized, shouldn't STEAM projects get some money too?

NSF Innovation Corps -- What America Does Best

Steve Blank | Posted 05.30.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps combines the best of what the U.S. government, American researchers in academia and risk capital can do together.

Two Giant Steps Forward for Entrepreneurs

Steve Blank | Posted 04.10.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

While MBA's have had a stack of texts to help them "execute" a business model, The Startup Owner's Manual joins the growing library of books for practitioners in "search" of a business model.

Green Innovation Coming To High-Tech Science Fair At CES 2012

Posted 01.05.2012 | Green

From EarthTechling's Nino Marchetti: CES 2012 will showcase the usual mix of interesting new gadgets and gear, only a portion of which we'd conside...