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Homeland Security Science Rebounds David Malakoff 4:25 pm on 21 March If there’s a comeback player of the year in the spending bill approved today it is research and development programs at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) In 2012 DHS’s research development and innovation program took a 54% cut—from $4596 million to $2658 million—as a result of a largely unrelated political battle over how to cover natural disaster relief funding after an especially bad string of floods storms and droughts Today’s bill however restores funding nearly to 2011 levels (although the numbers below do not reflect an additional 009% reduction that Congress applied to a wide range of programs and DHS must still apply a 5% sequester cut to many of its major accounts) DHS’s primary research account will rise to $4506 million That’s less than the $478 million requested by President Barack Obama in his 2013 budget submission but nearly $185 million higher than the 2012 level Overall the DHS science and technology division will get $835 million roughly even with 2011 Included in that total is $1649 million for laboratories with $375 million set aside for the controversial National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) a highly secure laboratory that DHS has proposed building in Manhattan Kansas The White House had proposed no 2013 funding for NBAF which has been dogged by questions about its safety cost and usefulness It is now undergoing several reviews DHS’s small university grants program which primarily supports a dozen centers devoted to specific research issues also saw its budget rebound to $40 million up $35 million from 2012 and back to 2011 levels Smithsonian Takes Budget in Stride Elizabeth Pennisi 4:15 pm on 21 March Congress has given the Smithsonian Institution $4 million more to pay for the people and operating costs needed to run its 19 museums and galleries a zoo and six research facilities such as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory The extra money is expected to help the agency staff an African American museum scheduled to open in 2015 Salaries and expenses account for roughly three-fourths of its federal allocation which was set at $8155 million for the fiscal year ending on 30 September But Smithsonian officials don’t actually have that much to spend Instead they must find some $40 million in savings because of the government-wide sequester that went into effect on 1 March A hiring freeze deferred maintenance and reduction in outside contracts will help the Smithsonian comply with the sequester The belt-tightening also removes any money for major scientific instrumentation and reduces the budget for acquiring new items for its collections But the Smithsonian has no plans for furloughs or reducing the hours that its museums are open to the public says Smithsonian spokesperson Linda St Thomas The Smithsonian’s request for FY 2013 contained in the president’s budget submission more than a year ago included $15 million to renovate a lab at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center $7 million for a STRI lab and $4 million to expand collection storage space At this time it’s "unknown how much money we will have for those" St Thomas says NSF Gets a Boost but Political Science Takes a Hit Jeffrey Mervis 3:25 pm on 21 March A powerful US senator has eased the pain of sequestration at the National Science Foundation (NSF) But she couldn’t ward off an assault by conservative legislators on NSF’s political science research Using her influence as the new chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) managed to restore nearly half of the 5% budget cut that NSF was set to receive under the government-wide sequester As part of the final spending bill for 2013 that Congress approved today NSF will receive $683 billion That figure represents a 29% cut from NSF’s current $7 billion budget NSF must still save $356 million to comply with the sequester But now it has a larger base from which to apply those cuts The result is likely to be many fewer new grants lost than the 1000 that NSF had initially projected and even less impact on the early-career scientists graduate students and postdocs that NSF has said are a priority At the same time an amendment by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) prevents NSF from awarding any grants in political science unless the NSF director can explain how that research will "promot[e] national security or the economic interests of the United States" NSF now spends roughly $10 million on the discipline as part of its social and economic sciences portfolio How did Mikulski do it The longest-serving female senator had previously led the subpanel that controls the purse strings for NSF and several other science agencies before she succeeded Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) who died in December as chair of the full committee Mikulski convinced her Republican counterpart Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) to back her plan to insert a detailed spending plan for the agencies covered by that subpanel and a few others in the final bill Pulling NSF out of the CR and giving it a regular appropriation allowed Mikulski to increase spending for several NSF programs beyond what they would have received under the CR For example she set funding for NSF’s research account at what the agency had requested in the president’s 2013 budget submission which was a 52% increase over 2012 Her figure of $598 billion is even $50 million above an earlier Senate mark and $100 million above the House of Representatives mark She also added $20 million to the president’s request for NSF’s education directorate to $896 million Within that directorate she told NSF not to proceed with plans to shrink its informal learning (museums and other nonclassroom activities) program And she added $5 million to Advanced Technological Education which supports community and 2-year colleges telling NSF to find the money from other education activities Mikulski also protected funding for several large facilities now under construction NSF had already said that the National Ecological Observatory Network and the Ocean Observatories Initiative were priorities But because of a budget technicality the $196 million facilities account was scheduled to take a $35 million hit The final bill language eliminates that glitch and means that both projects will likely be able to stay on schedule Now that the dust has settled NSF is assessing what Coburn’s amendment means for its support of political science "NSF’s charter is to fund basic science and engineering research across all disciplines including research that fosters understanding of human factors that can sustain our environment prevent illness maintain a robust economy curtail conflict and advance democracy" said NSF’s Judith Gan head of legislative and public affairs in a statement to ScienceInsider In a statement after yesterday’s vote on his amendment Coburn said: "I’m pleased the Senate accepted an amendment that restricts funding to low-priority political science grants" An earlier amendment from Coburn and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) that was never put up for a vote would have blocked all NSF funding of political science research and shifted $7 million to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health The amendment that passed by a nonrecorded voice vote instead allows NSF to apply any savings to "other scientific research and studies that do not duplicate those being funded by other Federal agencies" NIH Gets Little Relief Jocelyn Kaiser 2:30 pm on 21 March Although the final 2013 spending bill included full-year spending bills for some science agencies the National Institutes of Health (NIH) didn’t get that special treatment Instead being part of a continuing resolution means flat funding at its 2012 level of about $31 billion The bill contains a small $67 million increase for the agency but this will do little to soften the blow of the $15 billion cut or 5% that NIH is receiving because of the across-the-board sequestration cuts that went into effect on 1 March "We have cut funding for biomedical research with this bill" says Jennifer Zeitzer legislative relations director for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology in Bethesda Maryland NIH-funded investigators had already begun feeling the effects of these impeding cuts Institutes have been funding fewer grants than normal and have cut the approved budgets of ongoing multi-year grants by 10% The agency said last month that it expected to restore only a portion of that cut and will fund hundreds fewer grants if sequestration went through "There’s not going to be a sharp impact It’s more of a pernicious effect because it’s this erosion" says David Moore senior director for government relations at the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington DC NIH institutes which will equally share the 5% sequestration cut are expected to release their detailed plans for how to make cuts in the next couple of weeks The bill also discusses the troubled National Children’s Study (NCS) which has spent $1 billion since 2000 on a pilot phase The bill approves the $165 million that NIH requested for the study in 2013 but says that by 15 July the NIH director should estimate how much the study actually needs and spread any leftover funds among NIH’s institutes and centers It also tells NIH to contract within 60 days with the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) to have an expert panel review the study’s methodology for recruiting pregnant women NIH can’t issue contracts for the full study until at least 60 days after the IOM report comes out The IOM review will likely mean a year’s delay in launching the full study But NCS investigator Nigel Paneth of Michigan State University in East Lansing a long-time critic of NIH’s management of the study says if a 1-year pause "makes for a better study it will have been worth it" Correction 22 March 10:45 am: The item has been revised to reflect the fact that the $71 million increase received by NIH will be reduced 5% by sequestration NASA’s Planetary Programs Get a Lifeline Yudhijit Bhattacharjee 1:20 pm on 21 March The administration’s 2013 budget proposal for NASA would have delivered a big blow to planetary science but the field appears to have been rescued by Congress The final 2013 spending bill includes $142 billion for planetary science a figure that’s a fair bit healthier than the $119 billion the White House had proposed (That and other NASA numbers however also have to be reduced by a 009% reduction that Congress applied to a wide range of programs And NASA must still apply the 5% sequester cut to all of its major accounts) The funding in the final bill restores a part of the cut that the White House wanted to make to the Mars Exploration Program The agency will now have $450 million to spend on Mars exploration about $90 million more than what the administration wanted That’s still $137 million below the 2012 appropriation but it should allow the agency to proceed with the planning of a Mars mission for later in the decade Another winner is the outer planets program which will get $159 million—about $37 million more than what it got in 2012 The administration had proposed shrinking it to $84 million The funding for other portfolios within NASA science will stay roughly at the 2012 levels That includes $628 million for the James Webb Space Telescope $669 million for astrophysics and $178 billion for earth science The total funding for science is $514 billion a slight improvement over the 2012 figure of $509 billion In all the agency will have $1786 billion to spend in FY 2013 before it applies the sequester Its current budget is $1777 billion This article was originally published at 11:55 am on 21 MarchKnots hold countless things together from the fabric in our clothes to our cities’ skyscrapers In recent decades chemists have knotted tiny strands of molecules together in test tubes using a series of chemical reactions But out of the 6 billion known prime knot formations—knots that can’t be created just by sticking multiple formations together—only three have been created in total: the trefoil the figure-eight and the pentafoil Now a new study depicts a fourth: the 819 knot Though past knots have only been woven with two strands the 819 is made with three which researchers used a five-step chemical reaction to braid together And at just 20 nanometers long and containing 192 atoms total this new knot described today in Science crosses strands every 24 atoms to make the tightest physical knot ever Researchers say it’s unclear what properties molecular knots could confer when applied to polymers and fabrics but using this new braiding method they hope to uncover how knots might give myriad materials more strength and flexibility—from surgical sutures to bulletproof vestsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 18 2009 5:52 am Related News The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices to Punjabi UniversityPatiala on a petition filed by 62 Class III employees of the university The petitioners have sought quashing of 119 clerical posts to be filled on regular/contract basiswhich were advertised in newspapers on June 20 They allege these were advertised in an illegal and arbitrary manner The employees have been working as clerks on ad hoc basis for several yearsand as such are entitled to be considered for regularisation of their services The petitioners have demanded that the varsity be directed to allow them to continue in serviceas the posts held by them cannot be filled by appointment of other candidates on contract basis The University should be ordered that the posts of clerks should not be advertised afresh; and the qualifications required for the posts held by the petitioners cannot be changed retrospectivelythereby denying the right of the 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Pallavi Pundir | Published: July 25, Now that the college days are about to begin, The story goes that soon after the riots of 1908, On failing to locate the commissioner.