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DrQuine
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re: Nobel laureates traced to NSF research grants
DrQuine   10/19/2011 9:23:01 PM
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Another wonderful example of the importance of funding basic research by capable people. It may not be possible to predict the outcome (it is a very different process from building a road) - but really innovative discoveries can have extremely important impacts. Otherwise, we'll just keep doing the same things over and over.

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re: Nobel laureates traced to NSF research grants
nicolas.mokhoff   10/13/2011 4:48:06 AM
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Yes, these are long-term theoretical projects; and today's world has little interest for them; too busy looking to develop the next gadget. But if somebody does not ask the Big questions, then we'll just become busy ants in our own colonies. Perish the thought!

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re: Nobel laureates traced to NSF research grants
pixies   10/12/2011 10:06:05 PM
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Well, these are all fundamental science research, if not NSF, who else will support it?



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