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Basic Science Spending to Jump in 1997

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Science  03 Jan 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5296, pp. 21
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5296.21b

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Tokyo—Science is set to grow faster in 1997 than most other government activities, as a draft budget shows an 8% increase for basic science programs. That's in line with a 5-year plan adopted last summer to use science and technology as an economic driver.