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The Brilliance of Basic Research [from Massachusetts Institute of Technology]

“Why pursue basic research simply for the sake of curiosity, discovery, knowledge, when applied research specifically tackles the world’s biggest problems––poverty, energy, disease, or building new businesses to boost the economy? Faculty say it’s because basic research is the process of creation, and without it, applications vanish.”

MIT’s Spectrum Magazine outlines why basic science is so important and inspiring. Read on here.