Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Exploration 8

The article is about how we are cutting basic science research funding, and how even cutting the budget a little could make a huge impact on scientific advances in alternative energies for decades.
The article is interesting because it talks about how even though the research accounts for only about 1% of the national budget it is always one of the first things targeted during budget cuts.  It also talks about how Obama just announced that he is diverting $2billion away from federal gas and oil leases, towards the research to compensate for the lost funding in budget cuts.

1 comment:

  1. In the NASA presentation, we learned how much they actually create in making our daily life more efficient. It's good to know that he is going to give back, but I can think of other things to target other than the science research...