Friday, June 12, 2009

This is why you fund science

NASA keeps a magazine devoted to spinoff products. Spaceref discusses a new one from the Mars missions that has the potential to liberate resources from rocks that were previously trapped in them.

This is why we should fund science. It's not just to satisfy our innate curiosity (that's why the scientists do it). You never know what unexpected benefits research will churn out. Those spin offs can improve our quality of life.

No comments: