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pp: 76-84
Thomas C. McMail , Microsoft Research
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multidisciplinary research, breakthrough research, research futures, predicting innovation
Thomas C. McMail, "Next-Generation Research and Breakthrough Innovation", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.11, no. 6, pp. 76-84, November/December 2009, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2009.201
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