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The 2006 Statistical Abstract

The National Data Book

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Science & Technology

This section presents statistics on scientific, engineering, and technological resources, with emphasis on patterns of research and development (R&D) funding and on scientific, engineering, and technical personnel; education; and employment. Also included are statistics on space program outlays and accomplishments.

Tables for Science and Technology Section [PDF 1.3M]


786 - Civilian Employment of Scientists, Engineers, and Technicians, by Occupation and Industry: 2002 [Excel 21k]

788 - Research & Development (R&D) Scientists and Engineers--Employment and Cost, by Industry: 2000 to 2002 [Excel 19k]

794 - Nobel Prize Laureates in Selected Sciences: 1901 to 2003 [Excel 18k]


774 - Research and Development (R&D) Expenditures by Source and Objective: 1970 to 2003 [Excel 32k]

775 - Performance Sector of Research & Development (R&D) Expenditures: 1995 to 2003 [Excel 30k]

776 - National Research & Development (R&D) Expenditures as a Percent of Gross Domestic Product by Country: 1985 to 2001 [Excel 19k]

777 - Federal Obligations for Research in Current and Constant (1996) Dollars, by Field of Science: 1980 to 2003 [Excel 20k]

778 - Federal Budget Authority for Research & Development (R&D) in Current and Constant (1996) Dollars by Selected Budget Functions: 2001 to 2004 [Excel 28k]

779 - Research & Development (R&D) Expenditures in Science and Engineering at Universities and Colleges in Current and Constant (1996) Dollars: 1990 to 2002 [Excel 29k]

780 - Federal Research & Development (R&D) Obligations to Selected Universities and Colleges: 2001 to 2002 [Excel 30k]

785 - Research & Development (R&D) Funds in R&D-Performing Manufacturing and Nonmanufacturing Companies, by Industry: 2000 to 2002 [Excel 48k]

787 - Funds for Performance of Industrial Research & Development (R&D) by Selected Industries: 2000 to 2002 [Excel 45k]

790 - Federal Outlays for General Science, Space, and Other Technology, 1970 to 2004, and Projections, 2005 and 2006 [Excel 17k]


789 - Space Vehicle Systems--Net Sales and Backlog Orders: 1970 to 2003 [Excel 19k]

791 - U.S. and Worldwide Commercial Space Industry Revenue by Type: 2000 to 2003 [Excel 17k]

792 - World-Wide Successful Space Launches: 1957 to 2004 [Excel 17k]

793 - National Aeronautics and Space Administration--Budget Appropriations, 2005 and Projections, 2006 to 2010 [Excel 18k]

Students and Degrees Conferred

781 - Graduate Science/Engineering Students in Doctorate-Granting Colleges by Characteristic and Field: 1990 to 2003 [Excel 19k]

782 - Science and Engineering Degree Recipients, 1999 and 2000, and Post-Graduate Employment Status, 2001 [Excel 21k]

783 - Doctorates Conferred by Recipients' Characteristics: 2000 and 2003 [Excel 41k]

784 - Doctorates Awarded, by Field of Study and Year of Doctorate: 1995 to 2003 [Excel 19k]


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