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Yeah, it's a boondoggle but you never know what's going to come out of research and, more important, when it's going to be useful.

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by ATinNM on Sun May 20th, 2007 at 11:43:16 PM EST
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Yes, the research is cool if you're a chemist, but the press release is self-serving, and an "amazing breakthrough" towards a boondoggle is still a boondoggle. Good for Purdue, maybe they can milk the federal budget with stuff like this and invest the preceeds in developing their university.

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon May 21st, 2007 at 05:06:46 AM EST
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