The importance of fundamental research for innovation

oggi-coverI am interviewed by Paola Manciagli in the important weekly magazine, Oggi, August 7, 2012, p. 60.

Article title: “Senza i viaggi spaziali non avremmo il mouse”

The idea is that there are many ways, including indirect ones and side-effects, for scientific research to influence our lives. We shouldn’t take technological innovations as the paradigm of scientific research.

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