Archive for November, 2011
Lots of them, but mostly HHS, which I assume is mostly NIH. NSF comes in a not-so-close second. Basic research funding, in billions of dollars (2008): HHS 16.0 NSF 3.7 DOE 3.2 DOD 1.5 NASA 1.3 USDA 1.0 Other 0.8 Total 27.6 The US budget is around 3 trillion, so this is about 1% of total US spending.
It would be awesome to have an open source GIS that works as well as R does for stats, and it looks like there almost is one. I checked out QGIS last week and was pretty impressed. I managed to get it installed and pull some of my thesis data ...
I went on a fun canoe trip on the Muskingum River a couple weekends ago. One of the unexpectedly interesting parts was seeing the Muskingum River Power Plant, a massive old coal-burning operation. It took the better part of an hour to canoe past the enormous premises. I knew from my ...
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