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physical science

the study of the properties and behavior of nonliving matter. Some kinds of physical science are chemistry, geology, and physics. Compare life science.
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As noted above, the funding for the development of new and existing technologies is expected to improve, on average, by more than 5% annually for life and physical science organizations (and all the others as well).
In order to do this, we have recently adopted our new Mathematics and Physical Science Strategy.
A major theme of the National Academies' 2007 report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm, and a major premise of the 2007 America COMPETES Act and its 2010 reauthorization was that the nation urgently needed to boost funding of research in the physical sciences and engineering (PS&E) after a decade-long decline precipitated by the end of the Cold War.
Committee for the Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space.
The physical science group works in areas that include electronics, materials and other "hard" products.
Four dominant themes as to what attracted SED individuals to physical science or engineering were identified in this study.
A GROUP of prominent academics has warned the government against reducing the funding of research into the physical sciences.
Physical Science is an educational DVD designed to teach young people in grade 5 and up about lab safety, the scientific method, and a wide range of basic topics covered in any physical science test ranging from the parts of atoms to molecules and states of matter, understanding magnetism and electricity, motion and gravity, and much more.
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Although the authors mention neither "intelligent design" in biology, nor "creation science" in relation to modern physical science, it is clear to any thoughtful reader that their argument tends to support the idea that such alternatives are (in principle) equally valid approaches to science.
However, many American elementary school children, especially in poorer districts, receive little, if any, instruction in science, particularly physical science.
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) today announced the integration of the Division of Bioengineering and Physical Science (DBEPS), formerly part of the NIH Office of Research Services, into the NIBIB Intramural Research Program.

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