Theoretical Research Task
A Theoretical Research Task is a scientific research task that ...
- AKA: Basic Research.
- It can be instantiated in a Theoretical Research Act.
- See: Research and Development.
- (Wikipedia, 2015) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_research Retrieved:2015-8-19.
- Basic research, also called pure research or fundamental research, is scientific research aimed to improve scientific theories for improved understanding or prediction of natural or other phenomena. Applied research, in turn, uses scientific theories to develop technology or techniques to intervene and alter natural or other phenomena. Though often driven by curiosity, basic research fuels applied science's innovations.  The two aims are often coordinated in research and development. Although many discoveries have been serendipitous, discovery science specifically seeks unexpected discovers, and, along with theoretical science and experimental science, is now key to basic research and is sometimes expressly planned.  In the United States, basic research is funded mainly by federal government and done mainly at universities and institutes. As government funding has diminished in the 2010s, however, private funding is increasingly important.
- ↑ "Curiosity creates cures: The value and impact of basic research, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health.
- ↑ "ICSU position statement: The value of basic scientific research", International Council for Science, December 2004.
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- 1. Research performed without regard to practical applications.