Between the years 2002 and 2010, states cut funding for public research universities by 20 percent in constant dollars. Meanwhile, in countries including China and India, spending on technology and education increased over the same time period. So says the 2012 release of the biennial report, "Science and Engineering Indicators," which looks at scientific trends in the US and worldwide. A compendium of fascinating data, the report will be available on the National Science Foundation's web site at noon (ET) today.
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