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NOAA’s powerful new supercomputers paved the way for another upgrade to the U.S. Global Forecast System (GFS), NOAA’s primary model for weather prediction.
Today’s upgrade builds on last year’s significant boost to the GFS, which more than doubled the resolution of the model grid from 27 kilometers to 13 kilometers, resulting in higher resolution model output and more precise weather forecasts and warnings.
Guest blog post by Julius Maina, Policy and Inclusive Innovation Specialist, MBDA
MBDA recently attended the 2016 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) National Meeting in Chicago, Illinois for the second year in a row. Touted as one of the most premier annual events in the technology transfer community, this year’s theme “From Discovery to Commercialization,” focused on collaboration between federal labs, private industry stakeholders and the American business community to move federal research and development out of the lab and into the U.S. marketplace.
The internet has opened all kinds of opportunities for small businesses to market their products; it truly has leveled the playing field. Gone are the days that you would need deep pockets to...Read More
On May 7, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited Dalton, Georgia to highlight the Commerce Department’s Skills for Business Agenda and its signature initiative, the “Communities that Work Partnership” (CWTP). As part of her visit, she toured J+ J Flooring Group and the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy’s Advanced Manufacturing and Business Academy.
Did you know the Earth’s gravity is different depending on where you are? Variations in its size, shape, and mass distribution can cause slight variations in the strength of gravity’s pull.
Measuring these variations in gravity helps scientists create a height measurement system based on where water will flow. Having these measurements will help prepare for floods, sea level rise, and other emergencies — making our coastal communities more resilient and aiding a number of diverse industries such as agriculture, construction, transportation and urban planning.
Today, consistent with the practice of previous nominees to the Supreme Court, Chief Judge Merrick Garland submitted his completed questionnaire to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Chief Judge Garland submitted the standard questionnaire provided by the Senate Judiciary Committee to judicial nominees as part of their confirmation process, and the Committee has now posted the questionnaire here.Read More
Guest blog post by Dr. Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Chief Economist and Alan Davidson, Director of the Digital Economy
Guest blog post by Carroll Thomas, Director, Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership
In this week's address, President Obama recognized all mothers in celebration of this upcoming Mother's Day, including First Lady Michelle Obama. The President emphasized that we should give all parents the support they need by providing paid maternity and paternity leave, sick leave, accommodations for workers who are pregnant, good health care, affordable child care, flexibility at work, equal pay, and a decent minimum wage. Underscoring the importance of these issues, the President called on Congress to give meaning to Mother's Day by taking action on these items.Read More
This week, the Vice President rounded out his trip overseas with a visit to both the Holy See and the Eternal City -- and the First Lady headed to Los Angeles and Missouri. The President bid farewell to the current class of White House interns, hosted some of the biggest names in jazz, honored the teacher of the year & Cinco de Mayo, traveled to Flint, Michigan, and gave his final toast and roast at the annual White House Correspondence Dinner. That's April 29th to May 5th or..."But Is It?"Read More