Originally posted by serigado
are you serious?
Nah, he's just sore because his attempt to proselytise creationist ideologies was recognised for what it was and shifted to the appropriate forum. Petty really.
But to get back on topic, I think that companies looking ahead like this is a great move. As a scientist, my biggest problem is people always asking what the practical use of my research is, but finding the knowledge is teh scientists job, not finding applications. It's good to see companies applying that research to find the applications, giving the scientists more time to concentrate ont eh actual research.
I work on foams for instance, and everyone thinks that being a "bubble" physicist is a joke, but it's the kind of work that I do which leads to the highly hydrophobic materials mentioned in the video.
Is it right that I shoud want to avoid looking for applications and let industry do that?