How the U.S. Budget Takes Us to Another Galaxy

Within the discretionary spending slice of the government spending pie, research and development at the NSF is a tiny part of the federal budget.

Solar Panel Comments

Sometimes there’s much more behind a solar panel than you would expect. Solar energy was in the news because the U.S. Congress, hoping to support U.S. production, has prohibited the Department of Defense from buying Chinese made solar technology. And…

Flying Snakes and Economic Growth

Sometimes the federal government spends a tax payer’s money in unexpected ways. According to the Washington Post, scientists funded by the Department of Defense are studying snakes that can fly. Slightly venomous, sort of air-slithering, these Southeast Asian snakes can…