The National Science Foundation (NSF) is spending roughly $1.2 million to use robots to dress the elderly.
Citing an aging population, the federal agency issued a grant this month that will teach robots how they can assist old people in picking out an outfit.
President Obama’s recent trip to Kenya and Ethiopia ran taxpayers roughly $6 million on roundtrip air transportation alone.
The Department of Defense (DoD) spent $22,000 to write a 14-page report on climate change, which the Pentagon says is an “urgent and growing threat to our national security.”
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent more than $2.6 million giving truckers weight tips, including motivational phone calls while they drive.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has paid $29 per gallon for “alternative fuel” that is nearly nine times the cost of cheaper petroleum fuel options, costing taxpayers a total of $58.6 million, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.
A recent audit from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) discovered more than 23,000 potentially fake or bad addresses of health care providers in the Medicare program.
The report sheds light on instances of Medicare providers registering addresses as vacant lots, mailboxes, and, in one case, a fast-food chain that has been located at the listed practice address for years–problems that make the program susceptible to greater fraud and abuse.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending over $200,000 to study how men drinking alcohol look at women.
Staging and production for a global summit in Kenya where President Barack Obama will speak are costing taxpayers $7 million.
Congressional Republicans are moving to pull millions in taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood in the wake of investigative videos showing workers discussing the sale of baby organs.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending nearly $80,000 to study how parents talk to their kids about food.