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ASU tops U.S. News & World Report list of most innovative schools

Arizona State University tops the list of “most innovative schools” in the newly released U.S. News & World Report college rankings for 2016. Wrigley Hall at ASU U.S. News and World Report listed Arizona State University at the top of “most innovative schools” list in the newly released U.S. News & World Report college rankings for 2016. ASU's Wrigley Hall, pictured, is home to some of that innovation as it houses the School for Sustainability. 
“Most innovative” is a new category for the widely touted set of annual rankings by the news magazine, which compares more than 1,500 institutions on a variety of metrics.ASU topped the list based on a survey of peers. College presidents, provosts and admissions deans around the country nominated up to 10 colleges or universities that are making the most innovative improvements to curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities.Though, it’s not just college officials who are noticing ASU’s innovative atmosphere.

Tech innovation need not be 'Made in the USA'

In the fast-paced world of technology, innovation need not be limited to one side of the Pacific Ocean. Advances are clearly happening all around the Pacific Rim. But Asia policymakers should, and can, do more to encourage the freer flow of ideas and capital across the Pacific to the benefit of American and Asian entrepreneurs, companies and economies.
This goes beyond the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which would connect the United States and other Asia-Pacific countries; together they account for 40 per cent of global gross domestic product. California offers several lessons that Asian nations can build on if they, too, are to become centres of global invention and innovation. America's "Golden State" has been associated with the rewards of risk-taking for decades. Those California dreams of tech success have since gone global, capturing the imaginations of would-be tech entrepreneurs everywhere.

2016 U.S. Federal Budget Bodes Well for Innovation

In recent years, research universities across the country have faced squeezed public financial support as the agencies that channel funds through them, like the National Institutes of Health (NIH), dealt with sequestration and the 2013 cuts in federal government funding.
So what does the $1.5 trillion spending measure that passed in Congress in December mean for scientific research and the so-called innovation deficit in the United States?

5 Innovative Tech Products Coming in 2016

Welcome to the future! It is easy to see that the past few years have been revolutionary in the development of new technology. For that reason, it’s exciting to see what 2016 has in store for us and how technology will better our lives even more. Whether it’s by helping us live a healthy lifestyle, or by improving the quality of entertainment, technology promises to bring us many great things this year. Here are just 5 of the great, new tech products to expect this year:

Here Are the Most Innovative States in America

The Boston area's Route 128 eked out a victory over Silicon Valley, as Bloomberg's ranking of the most innovative states in the U.S. illustrates how universities can juice local economies.
Massachusetts is the most innovative state, with California scoring a close second and Washington, New Jersey and Connecticut rounding out the top five states, according to the data compiled by Bloomberg. Mississippi, West Virginia and South Dakota are the three least innovative states. "You've got these major, world-ranked institutions that have played a big role in terms of churning out some very, very well-qualified, bright people," feeding an innovative atmosphere, said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Inc. in Lexington, Massachusetts.

 

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AAAS Launches Open-Access Journal

The nonprofit American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the publisher ofScience, announced that it will launch the organization’s first online, fully open-access journal early next year. The new journal, called Science Advances, will give authors another outlet for papers that they are willing to pay to make immediately free to the public.

Deal for 2016 Mars lander is signed between USA and France

The deal on sending an unmanned lander to Mars was signed by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of the National Center of Space Studies of France (CNES) in Washington.

The mission is scheduled to launch in March 2016 and would arrive on Mars six months later.

The aim of the project, called InSight (Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport) is to study the deep interior of the planet. This should help researches to understand more about how Mars first formed. And with the new information scientists would enable to understand more about how Earth, its rocky neighbor, evolved.

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