David Bradley at Sciencebase questions how different people, including scientists, industry, and the media, value scientific research. As scientists are increasingly pressed to account for the dollars they're spending, whether the bottom line is some useful application remains a question in Bradley's mind. "Science is the art, technology makes it pay, but some art is fundamental or avant garde and some finds its way on to advertising hoardings. Which do you prefer, fine art or glossy brochure?” he writes.
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