Tuesday, May 4, 2004

Americans are seen losing their scientific edge

politics / science / priorities?
An interesting trend with enormous implications. Apart from the overall tendency there seems to be a strengthening tendency due to the current US administration's policies...
"...scientific papers by Americans peaked in 1992 and then fell roughly 10 percent, the National Science Foundation reports. Many analysts point to rising foreign competition, as does the European Commission, which also monitors global science trends. In a study last year, it said Europe surpassed the United States in the mid 1990s as the world's largest producer of scientific literature..."

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