Proceedings of Meetings and Symposia>Speech:  Obama, Barack (April 2, 2013), Text of Obama Remarks on BRAIN Initiative, Retrieved on 2013-04-04
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    04 APR 2013

     Ideas Power the American Economy

    Ideas are what power our economy. It’s what sets us apart. It’s what America has been all about. We have been a nation of dreamers and risk-takers; people who see what nobody else sees sooner than anybody else sees it. We do innovation better than anybody else — and that makes our economy stronger. When we invest in the best ideas before anybody else does, our businesses and our workers can make the best products and deliver the best services before anybody else. And because of th...
    Folksonomies: ideas economy innovation
    Folksonomies: ideas economy innovation
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    The Human Genome Project returned $140 for every $1 spent.

    04 APR 2013

     The BRAIN Initiative

    As humans, we can identify galaxies light years away, we can study particles smaller than an atom. But we still haven’t unlocked the mystery of the three pounds of matter that sits between our ears. (Laughter.) But today, scientists possess the capability to study individual neurons and figure out the main functions of certain areas of the brain. But a human brain contains almost 100 billion neurons making trillions of connections. So Dr. Collins says it’s like listening to the strin...
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    Text of Obama's comments on the initiative itself.