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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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U.S. Speeds Visas for Foreign Students, Researchers
4 June 2009 12:16 pm
U.S. government officials say they have implemented changes to the visa process that will greatly shorten delays faced by foreign students and researchers traveling to the United States. Officials won't specify exactly what these changes are but they promise that the time needed for a visas mantis check—a security review aimed at preventing weapons proliferation, and the main bottleneck in the visa approval process—will go down from a current average of several months to 2 weeks. The changes, which went into effect last week, are a response to complaints from academic and scientific organizations over the past year.
"We are confident that the new streamlined process both dramatically reduces wait times and maintains the same level of security," Stephen Heifetz, deputy assistant secretary for policy development at the Department of Homeland Security, told ScienceInsider.