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Recent posts

Canada’s Response

In the wake of Obama’s announcement that his administration aims to spend 3% of GDP on scientific research, a lot of people have been asking how Canada will ...
May 01, 2009

The Week in Review

Things I did this week that I was supposed to: Give a talk at the NRC on empirical software engineering and computational science. Submit grades for this ...
May 01, 2009

Congratulations to Zuzel Vera Pacheco

Over on the Basie blog, Zuzel Vera Pacheco writes: This week I presented cdocs at the Scientific Student Day as part of the thesis' requirements. It won two ...
May 01, 2009

What If Scientists Didn’t Compete?

Interesting summary in the New York Times of some collaborative science done by Dr. Sean Cutler. One of the goals of this course is to give scientists the sk...
May 01, 2009

Something I Don’t Know How to Fix

Take a couple of minutes and read these two recent posts by David Crow: Incubators, Accelerators, and Ignition The Revolution Will Be Localized Both are ...
May 01, 2009