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Submission + - Goodbye Bell research lab. ( 2

gilbertopb writes: "Wired published an article about Alcatel-Lucent finishing Bell Labs' fundamental physics research lab:

"...Alcatel-Lucent, the parent company of Bell Labs, is pulling out of basic science, material physics and semiconductor research and will instead be focusing on more immediately marketable areas such as networking, high-speed electronics, wireless, nanotechnology and software..."

Looking to more immediately marketable sometimes can loose the great opportunity of being the leader in their areas with new worldwide technology.

As writen in the article:
"...In the past Bell Labs was the place where such fundamental research that impacts the fields of both computing and physics could meet. .."

(sorry bad english)."

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