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October 22, 2005 5:21 PM   Subscribe

Beyond Discovery - illustrations of the path from research to human benefit
posted by Gyan (7 comments total)

Woo, these are some pretty thick articles; when the Lasik Surgery timeline starts with: "Plato reports accounts of retinal damage caused by staring at eclipses," you know it's time to sit down.

It's a shame they're not soliciting any new submissions.
posted by Loser at 6:57 PM on October 22, 2005

Neat stuff, and there's a lot of content there.
posted by euphorb at 7:34 PM on October 22, 2005

I really liked the game theory discussion, but I'm a math nerd.
posted by onalark at 8:38 PM on October 22, 2005

Metafilter: you know it's time to sit down.
posted by odinsdream at 8:57 PM on October 22, 2005

the hepatitis stuff is weak.
posted by brandz at 10:19 PM on October 22, 2005

brandz, anything in particular?
posted by Gyan at 10:49 PM on October 22, 2005

The selection of available languages is interesting. It looks like most articles are translated into Chinese, Japanese and Spanish. Some are available in German and a few even in Croatian (huh? what's that about?)

Sorry Frenchie, but we won't waste our valuable tax dollars with Francais.
posted by sour cream at 11:30 PM on October 22, 2005

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