The National Science Board this week said leading science and engineering indicators tell a mixed story regarding the achievement of the US in science, research and development, and math in international comparisons.

For example, US schools continue to lag behind internationally in science and math education. On the other hand, the US is the largest, single, R&D-performing nation in the world pumping some $340 billion into future-related technologies. The US also leads the world in patent development.

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  1. #1 Rob Knop
    January 20, 2008

    The US also leads the world in patent development.

    I’m not sure this really means anything positive, given that all sorts of nutty out-of-control patents are granted nowadays.