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House Panel Tells NSF to Keep Eye on the Prize

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Science  23 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5781, pp. 1728
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5781.1728b

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Last week, a House spending panel told the National Science Foundation to use some of its $6.02 billion "for innovation-inducement prizes … of an appropriate scale." It also gave NSF the green light to find potential backers for the prizes among high-tech companies and private foundations that share his concern about the health of the U.S. research enterprise. (Read more.)