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Playful and Purposeful, Pure and Applied

04.24.2013
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From Edwin Land, inventor of the Polaroid camera:

… applied science, purposeful and determined, and pure science, playful and freely curious, continuously support and stimulate each other. The great nation of the future will be the one which protects the freedom of pure science as much as it encourages applied science.

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