TL;DR -- what is the feasibility study going to study? Are they going to check for the possibility of tsunamis in Kenya?
I'd like to know what Malamud thinks about corporate partnerships in the process to get public data released. (I'm not sure if Google Patents existed before the USPTO released its databases...?) Do corporations that get involved in the process tend to make the process better without question, or are there tradeoffs in some areas because the corporations always want to help but then try to retain a proprietary version of the data for themselves?
The Delphi Method was designed to avoid the "halo effect" and groupthink drawbacks... so this study basically re-affirms that when you want to improve the quality of conclusions from a group -- that the structure of the communication needs some anonymity or other means of removing groupthink.
slashcode looks out of date...?
The molecular weight of cellulose in deep space might not surpass C70, but it *might* exceed C70... see one of the questions in this TED talk:
Perhaps it wasn't a typo... but a snide remark. Silly-con -> Sillicon
Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and think what nobody else has thought.