Some rich people get sick with a rare condition, they fund research addressing it. Sure, others may benefit from it as well, but it's not exactly selfless philanthropy, is it.
BTW, wired is nothing but bullshit hype. It always has been, and fuck me if I can figure out how they managed to still be in business.
It's always been thus, only bit more so recently.
UC (California) schools are recruiting more out-of-state and international students who pay higher tuition. Other state schools are probably doing similar.
Ivy League schools have always done so giving preference to legacy and wealthy applicants (on the hush). Other private schools are the same.
All these times we've been complaining how the "editors" were trolling with their crap story selection. And now, for once an editor selects an interesting and relevant story, and all the comments are at the level of 4chan crap.
Slashdot really has fell off the cliff.
Yeah. Looks like my summary is crap, too.
TFS is a typical empty PR gibberish, but I went overboard dumping on soulskill. My bad, soulskill.
Basically, past a threshold current, it starts to emit electrons instead of more photons (look up "auger effect").
Thanks again to "editors", illiterate both in English and science.