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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $23 Million to Fuel High-Growth Entrepreneurship Across America

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that 44 organizations — including nonprofits, institutions of higher education, and entrepreneurship-focused organizations — from 28 states and two territories will receive grants totaling $23 million to create and expand high-growth entrepreneurship and increase access to capital for communities across America. The grants are made annually...

Rethinking Manufacturing: When America Makes, America Works

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This article originally appeared on the N ational Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Taking Measure blog . Guest blog post by Zara Brunner, Communications Director at the NIST Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM). This is the first in a series of posts to spotlight the revitalization of U.S. manufacturing happening across the nation through Manufacturing USA® institutes and their...

GDP Increases in Key Industry Groups in 1st Quarter of 2019

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The following is a cross-post from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Finance and insurance; retail trade; and health care and social assistance were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of 2019. According to gross domestic product (GDP) by industry statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, 16 of 22 industry groups contributed to...

Robots Probe Ocean Depths in Mission to Fine-Tune Hurricane Forecasts

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The following is a cross-post from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Four ocean gliders are setting off to sea this week to bring back data scientists hope will improve the accuracy of hurricane forecast models. The robotic, unmanned gliders are equipped with sensors to measure the salt content (salinity) and temperature as they move through the ocean at different depths....

Apollo 50: The Role of Intellectual Property in Space Commerce

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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the USPTO will host an event focused on space innovation, technology transfer from the Apollo missions, and an overview of the current administration’s policy on space exploration and space commerce. Mark your calendars and register early. Featured speakers include federal government executives, astronauts, inventors, and commercial space...

NIST’s Quantum Logic Clock Returns to Top Performance

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The following is a cross-post by the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The quantum logic clock—perhaps best known for showing you age faster if you stand on a stool—has climbed back to the leading performance echelons of the world’s experimental atomic clocks. Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been quietly...

Tropical Storm Barry Bears Down on Gulf Coast: Residents Urged to Listen to Local Authorities, Monitor Local Weather Alerts and Avoid Flooded Areas

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Tropical Storm Barry had top sustained winds of 65 mph on Friday afternoon and could become a hurricane early Saturday, July 13 before making landfall along the coast of Louisiana . The storm is expected to bring dangerous storm surge, high winds and heavy rainfall to portions of the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi River Valley. The slow movement of Barry will result in long duration heavy...

U.S. Census Bureau Estimates 7.58 Billion People on Earth on World Population Day

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau blog World population is estimated to reach 7.58 billion this month as World Population Day is celebrated on July 11 but the U.S. Census Bureau is projecting another milestone: Annual population growth will slip under 1.0% in 2020-2021 for the first time since 1950. The United Nations declared July 11 as World Population Day in 1989, two...