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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.

Related Topics: basic research, doe r&d, scientific knowledge

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The Knowledge Investment Curve

by Dr. Walt Warnick 19 Aug, 2009 in Science Communications

Every scientist knows that science advances only if knowledge is shared. Mathematically, this statement implies that the advance of science is a function of both the sharing of research results, as well as doing the original research.

Related Topics: knowledge, Web, world wide web, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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Surfing the Internet Gets Deep

by Stacy Kish 15 Jul, 2009 in Science Communications

WorldWideScience provides a one-stop search engine to mine global scientific databases in the deep web

The internet has revolutionized society by changing the way people communicate, find information, and enjoy entertainment. But a standard internet search misses at least 90 percent of the information available. 

Related Topics: china, doe, osti, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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