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RAND experts have often been among the pioneers of key scientific research, including computer analysis, satellite development, military technology, and the foundations of the Internet. RAND's research has also resulted in the development of new methodologies and ways of analyzing policy issues, from the Delphi method to Robust Decision Making.

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    Twenty Percent of U.S. Consumers Still Consider Landlines Important

    Nov 17, 2016

    The predicted death of the landline telephone may be premature. Twenty percent of American households surveyed still think having a landline telephone is most important. Among the majority, mobile telephone service was considered the most important, followed by fixed internet service.

  • Susan Dentzer, Eric Topol, and Mark Friedberg at RAND's Politics Aside event in Santa Monica, November 12, 2016, photo by Maria Martin/RAND Corporation


    The Price of Personalized Health Care

    Nov 13, 2016

    Medical care in the United States is entering an era where technology can give patients more control over their care and let them take control of their health data.

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