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Researcher Dr. Ramachandran Prakasam pulls stem cells out of a nitrogen tank

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Journal Article - Nature Reviews Physics

Three Common Misconceptions About the Nature and Nurture of Research

Venkatesh Narayanamurti and Jeffrey Y. Tsao discuss lessons learned from the success of the great 20th- century industrial research labs and warn against three common misconceptions about what drives, and how one can stimulate, scientific and technological progress. They advocate for the value of learning and surprise, and for an irreverence for boundaries of all kind — between disciplines, science and technology, and the finding of new questions and new answers.