Your Smartphone Would Be Dumb Without Federally Funded University Research

October 14, 2014 9:29 PM

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Federally funded research projects at universities led to the smartphone as we know it.

As the Association of American Universities illustrated in a post last week, each portion of modern smartphones was developed through university research. The lithium ion battery, for instance, would have been wildly expensive without John Goodenough's research on "less expensive, alternative materi...

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