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Changing the Scientific Climate in the United States

Apr 22, 2017 | 13:08 GMT
David J. Wineland is a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and a Nobel Prize winner. The current administration's policies could undermine the United States' reputation for innovation.
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If knowledge is power, then ignorance is no less formidable, especially where technological innovation is concerned. The success of research and development initiatives depends in part on social acceptance, which in turn, relies on the public's understanding -- of technology, the research behind it and the underlying scientific method. By...

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