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Aug 02, 2011

U.S. Scientific Competitiveness

After 9/11, the U.S. imposed strict visa requirements on foreigners wishing to come to the U.S. This directive also covers scientists and other high-tech specialists born abroad. The move came at a time when increasing numbers of non-native scientists are leaving the U.S. to return to their homelands. What do you think is the impact of visa restrictions on America's competitive edge in science and technology?



Do you think the visa mandate is hurting America’s competitiveness in science and high technology?


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U.S. Science Funding Elixirs

Are proposals to circumvent the usual mechanisms of federal funding realistic?