A new study analyzed stem cell funding programs in four states and found that in both California and Connecticut, state programs have contributed an increase in the share of publications in the field produced in these states.
Researchers have created a broad color palette of electrochromic polymers, materials that can be used for sunglasses, window tinting and other applications that rely on electrical current to produce color changes.
Choosing from among a large number of options can be difficult. Tibor Besedes, an associate professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Economics, suggests using an approach similar to that of a sports tournament.
Researchers found that since 2000, most inventors when given the choice opted to disclose information about their patents before patent approval – even small inventors – and this disclosure correlates with more valuable patents.