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Image Credit: Dr. Wendong Wang
Image Credit: Dr. Wendong Wang

Abstract:
by Geoffrey Ozin published: 2011-10-31

Whatever happened to curiosity-driven research aimed at the creation of fundamental knowledge without the need for immediate application?

Throughout the history of science, many of the discoveries which have proven to be the most important and influential for humanity have arisen out of nothing more than a scientist pursuing his curiosity. Electricity, X-rays, lasers, and semiconductors are classic examples of this and pretty well every great scientific discovery would not have been made if the research had been driven by applications and economic impact, which tend to encourage unoriginal research and reduce the likelihood of discovering things that did not exist before, the very essence of research.

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What Is My (Nano)Material Good For?

Germany | Posted on October 31st, 2011

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