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New way of publishing and sharing ideas in science, engineering and more

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Just saw this interesting blurb come into my mailbox. It comes from one of my favorite websites or TWiST

"Hey everybody,

Producer Gina here. Sorry to say we don't have a new episode of the show for you, as we've got our heads down preparing for the LAUNCH Festival, coming up Feb 24-26 in San Francisco. (Haven't registered yet? We still have passes for sale:

In the meantime, I hope you've had a chance to check out Jason's interview with Richard Price of Academia... because scientific research is what will cure cancer. Universities unlock technological wonders like silicon, graphene, and eventually... an AIDS vaccine. Right?

Not at this rate, Richard says. The peer review process is arduous, but doesn't scrutinize papers closely. It takes 12-18 months for a potential breakthrough to get published. And many results thought to be game-changing can't be reproduced in labs. Enter his company Academia. It's a platform for academics to publish their research, and for members of the public to find it at no cost. That's what most researchers want anyway, for their work to be freely accessible to drive innovation. Jason got mad when he sat down with Richard and learned about the many hurdles that stand in the way of publishing and sharing new ideas in science, engineering and more.

Where to watch and listen:

This Week in Startups site

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