reports that on Wednesday, the United States Senate passed a bill that will authorize an additional $16 billion for math and science programs over the next four years in an effort to keep the nation at the forefront of technology breakthroughs. The authorization will boost total spending in these programs to $60 billion over the four-year period. It will also double the funding for the National Science Foundation in five years, and put the Energy Department's Office of Science on course to double over the next 10 years...


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