US advisers seek research overhaul | Higher Education and academic research |
Report calls for stable funding and industry collaborations.


Eric Isaacs got some high-level validation last week. The director of Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, Illinois, Isaacs had enlisted two industrial giants — Dow Chemical and Johnson Controls — to help with the basic research for a lithium–air battery that could one day match the energy density of petrol. “You have to have every­one working together very early on,” he says. (...) - by Eric Hand, Nature News, 04 December 2012