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... Capability in basic science is essential to the three major emergent areas of research and innovation: biotechnology, nanotechnology, and information technology. Because of substantial budgetary shifts favoring the life sciences, losses in the physical sciences are magnified.
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... in the physical sciences, math, and engineering pelvis and requires workers with training in those backgrounds.30 The Director of the National Science Foundation, Rita Colwell, has said, "772is message has to be shouted. It can't continue.
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