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Russian tanker Renda carrying more than 1.3 million gallons of fuel in Bering Sea, en route to Nome, Alaska, Jan. 6, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo Photo by R Savage/USAID ©Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock International Space Station; ©Stocktrek Images/Thinkstock
Russian tanker Renda carrying more than 1.3 million gallons of fuel in Bering Sea, en route to Nome, Alaska, Jan. 6, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo
NEW REPORT

Responding to Oil Spills in U.S. Arctic Waters

April 23 -- A full suite of proven oil spill response tools is needed to address potential spills in U.S. Arctic waters, but not all tools are readily available, says a new National Research Council report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Responding to Oil Spills in U.S. Arctic Waters

    April 23 -- A full suite of proven oil spill response tools is needed to address potential spills in U.S. Arctic waters, but not all tools are readily available, says a new National Research Council report.

  • NEW PARTNERSHIP

    NAS, NAE, IOM Partner With USAID on Global Development Lab

    April 3 -- NAS, together with NAE and IOM, will be among the cornerstone partners in USAID's newly launched Global Development Lab, established to explore cost-efficient, high-impact solutions to help people worldwide lift themselves out of extreme poverty. Read More

  • NEW REPORT

    Reducing Fuel Consumption in Medium-
    and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

    April 3 -- The expanded use of both natural gas as a transportation fuel and aerodynamic devices on trailers could help reduce fuel consumption by medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, says a new National Research Council report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Health Standards for Long Duration and Exploration Spaceflights

    April 2 -- A new Institute of Medicine report says NASA should use an ethics framework to determine if extended or exploratory spaceflights that do not meet current health standards are acceptable.

New Video on Traffic

transportation problems: safety, congestion, and crumbling roads and bridgesWatch a new video that describes a program of strategic transportation research to address three of the nation's most costly transportation problems: safety, congestion, and crumbling roads and bridges.

New Video Contest

"Play It Safe" video Public Service Announcement contestThe Institute of Medicine and National Research Council are holding the "Play It Safe" video Public Service Announcement contest to raise awareness about sports-related concussions among youths. If you are between 13 and 22 years old, you can participate and help spread the word. Entries must be received by May 30, 2014.

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