DailyDirt: Prestigious Prizes

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The Olympic games publicize the physical achievements of athletes, but what about the notable achievements of scientists? It's somewhat hard to cheer for individuals working on fundamental research, but sometimes scientists get some well-deserved recognition. There are other prizes besides the Nobel, and here are just a few international awards for smart folks working on scientific endeavors. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 9th, 2012 @ 6:10pm

    more billionaires should do this...

    is there a tax incentive for billionaires (or multi-millionaires) to fund these kind of foundations for scientific progress...? there should be.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 10th, 2012 @ 1:59am

    If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff

    ok, so when are you going to show us any examples of awesome or interesting stuff ??

    sure might was to see SOME awesome and interesting stuff, but dont offer us more of what you failed to offer us in the first place..

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 10th, 2012 @ 1:59am

    Re: more billionaires should do this...

    yes,

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 10th, 2012 @ 2:03am

    There are other prizes besides the Nobel,

    There are,, but clearly, by the way you are comparing all other awards with the Nobel prize, it is clear you believe that the nobel is the only one that matters..

    every university has their own set of awards, as does much of industry.....

     

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    abc gum, Aug 10th, 2012 @ 7:04am

    Re:

    "when are you going to show us any examples of awesome or interesting stuff"




    You may be interested in the Ignoble awards.

    "intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology"

    http://www.improbable.com/ig/?ModPagespeed=off

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 10th, 2012 @ 8:07pm

    Nice to see

    It is really nice to see awards that celebrate intellectual achievements instead of physical ability. We need more awards like this to inspire young people to truly develop their ability to think.

     

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