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Restrictions On Scientific Freedom
Author(s): Robert L. Park
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Paper Abstract

During the period from 1976 to 1979, the Government of France invested perhaps $200 million in an invention that used the echo from a newly-discovered particle to map petroleum deposits from the air. The device, invented by a Belgian count, appeared to be marvellously successful in its initial tests flying over areas that had already been mapped by conventional geologic techniques. French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing, realizing that such an invention could alter the course of history, ordered tight government secrecy to maintain France's lead in this new technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1984
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0474, Electro-Culture 1984, (28 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.942475
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Robert L. Park, University of Maryland (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0474:
Electro-Culture 1984
Jeff Bogumil, Editor(s)

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