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International Grants: RCSA and the American University of Beirut

February 15, 2013

Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) made its first grant to the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1950. It was a prosperous and transitional time for the Foundation.
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Research Corp., MIT aided WWII microwave projects

November 30, 2012

From 1941 to January 1946, Research Corporation established and ran Research Construction Company, a model shop for MIT’s Radiation Laboratory.
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Research Associates Inc.: Gaining Wisdom from Failure

May 04, 2012

Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) has a long, impressive history of supporting innovative scientific research. After 100 years of funding ideas in science, the Foundation can list among its successes Ernest Lawrence’s invention of the cyclotron; Robert Goddard’s development of rocketry; and Grote Reber’s discovery of radio astronomy. More recently, RCSA has funded the research that resulted in Thomas Cech’s discovery of the catalytic properties of RNA; Richard Smalley’s discovery of a new form of carbon, known as the buckminsterfullerene; and Ei-ichi Negishi’s development of palladium-catalyzed cross coupling.
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The Man Who Lived a Thousand Lives

Harland Manchester | December 08, 2010

There is a subtle kind of fame that comes to scientists whose names have been decapitalized, and appear in print as humble, utilitarian watt, ampere, ohm or angstrom. In industrial plants throughout the world, engineers often point out to visitors an indispensable device called a cottrell...
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“The Rats Say Yes” to inventor Robert R. Williams

September 09, 2010

"The Rats Say Yes" was made for the 2010 National History Day, an annual nationwide competition in which students present projects relating to a theme. The theme this year was Innovation in History. Each year more than half a million students participate by conducting research in libraries, archives and museums, conducting oral history interviews, and visiting historic sites, and then presenting their findings as a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary, or a web site.
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Research Corporation for Science Advancement in High Society

April 21, 2009

The late 1930s were a halcyon time for Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). Having survived the Great Depression, the foundation was headquartered in the newly constructed Chrysler Building, overlooking Manhattan.
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Changing Times in Science

March 12, 2009

Members of the science community often disagree about the need for more scientists in the U.S. In surveys examining the efficacy of science education and the need for more scientists, some study results suggest a dearth of scientists, while others proclaim a glut in a tight employment environment. But no one questions the need for more inspired and inventive scientists.
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Research Corporation's Williams-Waterman Fund

October 23, 2008

The Williams-Waterman Fund's attempt to alleviate suffering in Haiti had mixed results, at best.
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