Space Scientists Decry Stricter Export Rules

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Science  24 Mar 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5461, pp. 2138-2139
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5461.2138

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Congressional moves to tighten rules governing the export of sensitive technologies have upset scientists, who worry about their effect on international collaborations and interactions with foreign-born graduate students. The new rules come in the wake of the alleged transfer of sensitive satellite technology to China in the course of that country's launching of U.S.-built payloads. Concern about violating these rules has even caused some universities to think twice about participating in federally funded research projects that could involve discussing new technologies with foreign scientists.