In 1962, the Seattle World's Fair was held in the northwestern capital city. The legacy of that event goes well beyond the iconic Seattle Space Needle (right) and is explored in a panoply of summer and fall educational and entertainment festivities celebrating the 50th Anniversary. One of the "Next50" happenings is an interactive exhibit to highlight the role of Washington State's life science research innovations in addressing global health challenges. If space exploration was the governing dream of the near future in the 1960's, our generation's overriding fascination may be with possibilties inherent in life science research discoveries and their applications for transforming the health of millions of people worldwide in order to lead fuller, longer lives.
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When Cornell and Technion won the big city-sponsored competition for a major new science campus in New York City recently, that didn't mean other competing programs lost out. After all, there's a surprising amount of fallow real estate that the city owns, and where science innovation is concerned, the more the better in the 5 boroughs. Cornell will develop a campus on Roosevelt Island, but New York University's proposal to expand its Polytechnic Campus in Brooklyn is also taking off.
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