The Code War
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Beyond Discovery™: The Path from Research to Human Benefit is a series of articles that trace the origins of important recent technological and medical advances. Each story reveals the crucial role played by basic science, the applications of which could not have been anticipated at the time the original research was conducted.

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The Bidding Game
Many successful auctions are being designed using principles from the field of game theory. Learn how basic research into strategies of games like poker has become big business and even made its way into the daily lives of ordinary people.
 
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Designer Seeds10.07.1998View this article in SpanishView this article in Japanese
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