Keeping an eye on the competition

Daily Yomiuri On-Line
A Japanese ministry is now charged with gathering data about science going on in other countries. In this world–and I mean that literally–of intense competition in science and for the fruits of technology, formation of strategy based on intelligence about what others are up to makes a lot of sense. Nobody in either already industrialized countries or in emerging countries wants to miss the obvious opportunities of rapidly evolving science. Opportunites will come an go quickly.

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