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China might get ahead of even the US in Science and technology; what India must do?



The government must also provide direct R&D grants to companies—along the US, Israeli and Chinese models.


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The government must also provide direct R&D grants to companies—along the US, Israeli and Chinese models.

By Smita Purushottam

China has grown immeasurably powerful over the last two decades, having placed science & technology (S&T) at the core of its developmental and military strategy. China invests 2.2% of its GDP on R&D ($496 billion), dwarfing India’s $50 billion (PPP figures, 2017). It is closing in on the American R&D spend of $549 billion, clocking over 17% in annual growth rates between 2000 and 2017, against the US average of 4.3%.

China’s S&T drive, growth,

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Pfizer and Moderna use mRNA in their COVID-19 vaccines. This never-before-used technology could transform how science fights diseases.

The success of two COVID-19 candidate vaccines marks a turning point in the long history of vaccines and could lead to major advances against a variety of diseases.

Vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna are more than 95% effective against COVID-19, trials show. Both depend on a technology never before used in a commercial vaccine that could upend the way future ones are made.

This new messenger RNA technology, as well another method that depends on viruses to deliver vaccines, are transforming the field, said Brendan Wren, a professor of vaccinology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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Election Science Stakes: Technology – Scientific American

Steve Mirsky: For this last episode in our podcast series on the stakes for science in this election I talked about tech with Scientific American senior features editor Jen Schwartz.

SM: So Jen, what’s going in the world of, for simplicity’s sake, technology that will possibly be affected by this election.

Jen Schwartz: So technology is such a huge category these days. It really depends how you define it. But at Scientific American, we sort of look at it, as there’s the very high-end, whizbang innovation stuff. And maybe the more traditional things we think about we say technology,

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lunar eclipse, Dodge Durango, Polk soundbar draw attention on Google’s tech and science Search trends

On a regular basis, Google compiles a list of which science and technology topics are being queried the most by US users in its dedicated Search engine. Over the past 24 hours, an upcoming lunar eclipse, Adobe’s Photoshop camera app, Dodge’s new Durango SRT Hellcat plus a Polk soundbar were among the most trending topics.

Over the past 24 hours, this weekend’s lunar eclipse topped Google Search’s trending science and technology topics. 

Adobe • Adobe Photoshop

Despite first launching its Photoshop smartphone camera application in June, Adobe’s new technology is trending on Google Search as various media like Android Central

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