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  • May 24th, 2012 @ 10:03am

    Patenting the Sun

    In the 1950's, when asked whether he owned a patent for his polio vaccine, Jonas Salk replied: "There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?". Perhaps modern scientists and engineers should take this approach for those inventions and breakthroughs which have such far-reaching, and global implications for all of humanity. Money should not always be the primary motivator for innovation.