CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1991 |
State health officials said Thursday that $341,000 the federal government recently allocated for a worker health study at Rockwell International's Santa Susana Field Laboratory west of Chatsworth is insufficient to do the long-awaited report.
December 6, 1988 |
California universities will host three of 11 new Science and Technology Centers, whose creation was announced Monday by the National Science Foundation, and will participate in a fourth. UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara and Caltech will receive a total of $6.975 million for first-year funding of the new centers, which are designed to promote basic research on complex problems that are of large scale and long duration, and that require special facilities or collaborative relationships.
March 17, 1988 |
The National Science Foundation is being pressured by California congressmen to continue funding a scientific research well near the San Andreas Fault, but the push to keep the project going is beginning to rankle some officials in Washington and even has the key scientists a little apprehensive.
January 4, 1989 |
A presidential commission charged with finding a way for the United States to beat Japan in capturing a large share of the lucrative market for superconductor technology has recommended a radically new approach to promoting and funding high-technology research. The commission's key recommendation is the formation of a half-dozen consortiums, each made up of several private companies, a government research laboratory and a university laboratory.
December 3, 1987
The House voted overwhelmingly to spend $14 million to help small towns reduce levels of cancer-causing radium in their drinking water supplies. The plan was approved as an amendment to a bill appropriating $492 million over three years for research into ground water contamination. House members voted 399 to 15 in favor of the research bill after agreeing unanimously to the radium-assistance amendment sponsored by Rep. Dennis J. Hastert (R-Ill.).
April 10, 1991 |
Harvard Medical School said Tuesday that it is withdrawing about $500,000 in costs mistakenly billed to the federal government as research-related expenses. Harvard acted in response to a widening congressional investigation of billing practices for federally funded research at the nation's elite universities. The inquiry started at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.