“You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young."
"Why, what did she tell you?"
"I don't know, I didn't listen.”
From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Author (1952-2001)
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Big US R&D spending increase
The US government will spend $176.8bn on R&D in the current
financial year, an increase of 12.8% over last year. Funding for basic and
applied research gains an extra 10.7% , its largest annual increase since 2009.