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High Risk High Reward Research

A Private Sector Initiative to Bolster U.S. Science

James M. Gentile | Posted 07.20.2013 | Science
James M. Gentile

More important than just the money, however, is that private-sector foundations can afford to fund more high-risk, high-return research without the badgering and bickering that too often comes from Congress.

BRAIN Initiative: A Bold Venture Into Brain Science

James M. Gentile | Posted 06.05.2013 | Science
James M. Gentile

Launched with approximately $100 million in initial funding, BRAIN is a high-risk, high-reward effort that will provide basic but significant research insights in neuroscience and will have a major applied impact on health and human well-being far into the future.

Prizing High-Risk, High-Reward Research

James M. Gentile | Posted 10.20.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

In times of tight budgets, high-risk, high-reward research is typically under-funded and under-appreciated, because it can too easily be ridiculed for being outlandish or mistaken, although even wrong paths in science can be illuminating in profound ways.

Green Energy Innovation: Building A National Commitment

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Clean energy may well be the next economic revolution, and the United States can be at the forefront, if we take full advantage of our nation's streng...