Science Unshackled: How Obscure, Abstract, Seemingly Useless Scientific Research Turned Out to Be the Basis for Modern Life

Science Unshackled: How Obscure, Abstract, Seemingly Useless Scientific Research Turned Out to Be the Basis for Modern Life

C. Renée James


Why on the planet are we buying all this "basic" learn? the reply to this query turns into transparent during this romp throughout the "seemingly useless" international of natural technological know-how, the place something ends up in one other in ways in which lead to significant medical advancements.

With a novelistic variety, C. Renée James finds how vague reports of ordinary phenomena—including curved space-time, toxic cone snails, exploding black holes, and the appropriate chemical make-up of the sun—led by surprise to WiFi, GPS, genetic sequencing, soreness medicines, and melanoma remedies. technology Unshackled brings either technological know-how and scientists to lifestyles and exhibits how easy interest can lead to life-changing breakthroughs.

Scientists engaged in uncomplicated learn, funded largely by way of governments all over the world and through the centuries, by no means understand while exploring small questions may have significant affects. yet, by means of following the clinical technique, disciplined inquiry can result in wondrous and functional discoveries that gain we all after all. the subsequent time an individual asks you why "the government" wastes its funds on bizarre study, bear in mind the exciting tales James has instructed and inform them the reply.

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