R&D trends and history

 
6 Jun 2000

Earlier this year, the Council of the American Astronomical Society issued the following open letter, which appeared in this month's AAS Newsletter. The impetus for this statement was the Kansas State Board of Education decision on the teaching of evolution. This open letter was signed by AAS President Robert D. Gehrz.

"To Whom It May Concern:

 
23 May 2000

"In a world being transformed by technology, good science is vital to good diplomacy." --- Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

 
21 Jul 2000

Test Amendment Last week, the Senate voted 52-48 against an amendment offered by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), to require "operationally- realistic testing against countermeasures for national missile defense." This amendment to the defense authorization act was supported by all Senate Democrats and three Republicans: Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine and James Jeffords of Vermont.

 
16 May 2000

In April, the Council of the American Physical Society adopted a statement regarding the technical feasibility of the Clinton Administration's proposed National Missile Defense (NMD) system.

 
28 Feb 2000

"So science provides the only sure basis for reaching agreements that can not only be signed, but implemented..." - Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

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