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This digest was developed with guidance from the National Science Board by Rolf Lehming, National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS), assisted by the Division's analytic staff. The volume was edited by Cheryl Roesel, SRS. Eileen Kessler and staff at OmniStudio, Inc., designed the layout. Development of the Web version was guided by John Gawalt and produced by Robin Pentola, with technical assistance from staff of Compuware Corporation.

Proprietary data in "Research Outputs: Publications and Patents" were provided by Thomson Reuters, Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index,; analytical support for article and patent data was provided by The Patent Board™, Proprietary data in "Geography of S&T: Globalization of Capabilities" were provided by IHS Global Insight, World Industry Service database, and World Trade Service database.

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The cover design is based on a computer-simulated visualization of Mach 1 homogeneous turbulence, created by the passage of strong shock fronts through gas. Regions having the weakest vorticity are blue. As the vorticity increases in strength, regions become red, yellow, and, finally, white. The dynamic visualization was created at the Laboratory for Computational Science and Engineering (LCSE), a facility in the University of Minnesota's Digital Technology Center, where innovative hardware and system software solutions to problems in computational science and engineering can be tested and applied. Work in the LCSE has been supported by a series of National Science Foundation equipment grants (most recently CNS 07-08822). (Credit: Paul Woodward, Laboratory for Computational Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota.)

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