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The Benefits of Investments in Basic Research

by Peter Lincoln 02 Nov, 2009 in Science Communications

Long-term investments in basic research produce the major conceptual breakthroughs necessary for creating radically new technologies. To be sure, scientists cannot make specific promises about future advances, and there often are long delays in the applications that arise from basic research.

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