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NB: Websites are given only for organizations that still exist .


AAAS: American Association for the Advancement of Science, www.aaas.org

ACS: American Chemical Society, www.acs.org

AIP: American Institute of Physics, www.aip.org

APS: American Philosophical Society, www.amphilsoc.org

APS: American Physical Society, www.aps.org


BoB: Bureau of the Budget

Bush Report: Science-the Endless Frontier , accessible at www.nsf.gov/about/history/vbush1945.jsp


CIA: Central Intelligence Agency, www.cia.gov

CEA: Council of Economic Advisers, www.whitehouse.gov/eop/cea/

CoC: Council on Competitiveness, www.compete.org


DARPA: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, www.darpa.mil

DoC: Department of Commerce, www.commerce.gov

DoD: Department of Defense, www.defense.gov

DoE: Department of Energy, www.energy.gov

DHS: Department of Homeland Security, www.dhs.gov


ERDA: Energy Research and Development Administration

EPA: Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov

EoP: Executive Office of the President, www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/Executive/EOP.shtml


FCST: Federal Council for Science and Technology

FCCSET: Federal Coordinating Committee for Science, Engineering and Technology


GAO, Government Accountability Office, www.gao.gov

GPRA: Government Performance and Results Act www.whitehouse.gov/omb/mgmt-gpra_gplaw2m/


IDA: Institute for Defense Analysis, www.ida.org

IOM: Institute of Medicine: www.iom.edu

ISETAP: Intergovernmental Science, Engineering, and Technology Advisory Panel

IBM: International Business Machines, www.ibm.com

ICSU: International Council of Science, www.icsu.org

IGY: International Geophysical Year


MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, www.mit.edu


NAE: National Academy of Engineering, www.nae.edu

NAS: National Academy of Sciences, www.nas.edu

NACA: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, www.nasa.gov

NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, www.noaa.gov

NBS: National Bureau of Standards

NIH: National Institutes of Health, www.nih.gov

NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology, www.nist.gov

NNI: National Nanotechnology Initiative, www.nano.gov

NRC: National Research Council, www.nationalacademies.org/nrc

NDRC: National Defense Research Committee

NSB: National Science Board, www.nsf.gov

NSF: National Science Foundation, www.nas.gov

NSTC: National Science and Technology Council, www.ostp.gov/cs/nstc

NSC: National Security Council www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/nsc/


OMB: Office of Management and Budget: www.whitehouse.gov/omb

ONR: Office of Naval Research, www.onr.navy/mil

OSRD, Office of Scientific Research and Development

OST: Office of Science and Technology

OSTP: Office of Science and Technology Policy, www.ostp.gov

OTA: Office of Technology Assessment


PCST: President’s Committee on Science and Technology

PCAST: President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, www.ostp.gov/pcast

PITAC President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee, www.cra.org/Policy/pitac.html

PSAC: President’s Science Advisory Committee

Rad Lab: Radiation Laboratory

RANN: Research Applied to National Needs

RDB: Research and Development Board


SAC /ODM: Scientific Advisory Committee to the Office of Defense Mobilization

SSRC: Social Science Research Council, www.ssrc.org

SDI: Strategic Defense Initiative

SSC: Superconducting Super Collider

SST: Supersonic Transport

State, Department of State, www.state.gov

STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education


USAID: US Agency for International Development, www.usaid.gov

USDA: Department of Agriculture, www.usda.gov

USGS: US Geological Survey, www.usgs.gov


WHSC: White House Science Council

Questions & Answers

find the 15th term of the geometric sequince whose first is 18 and last term of 387
Jerwin Reply
The given of f(x=x-2. then what is the value of this f(3) 5f(x+1)
virgelyn Reply
hmm well what is the answer
how do they get the third part x = (32)5/4
kinnecy Reply
can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
sure. what is your question?
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
I got X =-6
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
oops. ignore that.
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
is it a question of log
Commplementary angles
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what is a good calculator for all algebra; would a Casio fx 260 work with all algebra equations? please name the cheapest, thanks.
Kevin Reply
a perfect square v²+2v+_
Dearan Reply
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Abdirahman Reply
algebra 2 Inequalities:If equation 2 = 0 it is an open set?
Kim Reply
or infinite solutions?
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
Embra Reply
if |A| not equal to 0 and order of A is n prove that adj (adj A = |A|
Nancy Reply
rolling four fair dice and getting an even number an all four dice
ramon Reply
Kristine 2*2*2=8
Bridget Reply
Differences Between Laspeyres and Paasche Indices
Emedobi Reply
No. 7x -4y is simplified from 4x + (3y + 3x) -7y
Mary Reply
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
linda Reply
Need to simplify the expresin. 3/7 (x+y)-1/7 (x-1)=
Crystal Reply
. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
Chris Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
Ali Reply
the Beer law works very well for dilute solutions but fails for very high concentrations. why?
bamidele Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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