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  • Health Officials Speak Out About Opioid Epidemic
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    Opioid Epidemic

    Medical doctors and substance abuse specialists talked about opioid use in the U.S. Topics included demographics, the public health effects, and treatment options.

  • John Holdren Discusses Science and Technology Policy
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    Science and Technology Policy

    John Holdren, the former director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy under the Obama administration, talked about the future of science and technology policy at the American Association for…

  • PostTraumatic Stress Treatment
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    Post-Traumatic Stress Treatment

    Panelists talked about the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on service members and veterans as well as some of the treatment options, such as cognitive processing therapy.…

  • Energy Policy Outlook
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    Energy Policy Outlook

    Panelists from ExxonMobil, the Department of Energy, and World Bank assessed the long-term global energy supply and demand. They covered a range of topics that included energy efficiency,…

  • Google X Vice President Discusses STEM Education
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    Education and Technology

    Megan Smith talked about ways technology can aid in the teaching of science, math, and engineering (STEM). While acknowledging her lack of teaching experience, she believes for teachers and…

  • AAAS Forum on RD John Holdren Presidents Science Adviser
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    Federal Government Research and Development Funding

    John Holdren gave the keynote address at an American Association for the Advancement of Science forum on science and technology policy. He outlined the Obama administration’s fiscal year 2014 budget request…

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Technology Trends in Asia
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    Science, Technology and Innovation in Asia

    Microsoft Research International VP Jeannette Wing and Jong-Guk Song talked about science and technology trends in China, India and South Korea.

  • Lessons Learned from Fukushima
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    Lessons Learned from Fukushima

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) held an event on lessons learned from the nuclear radiation leaks at the Fukushima reactor in Japan.

  • John F Kennedy and the Race to the Moon
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    John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon

    Participants talked about President John F. Kennedy’s decision to send a manned mission to the moon and the eventual moon landing in 1969. They also talked about the political, scientific…

  • Nuclear Security
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    Nuclear Security

    Panelists talked about arms control and nuclear issues. Topics included Iranian nuclear development, North Korean nuclear testing and production, and the U.S.-Russia START Treaty.

  • Nuclear Power and Energy Policy
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    Nuclear Power and Energy Policy

    Clifford Singer talked about nuclear power production and energy policy. Among the topics he addressed were the cost of nuclear power, environmental concerns and disposal of spent fuel…