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After Pentagon Ends Contract, Top-Secret Scientists' Group Vows To Carry On

29 days ago   |   By NPR

The 60 or so members of the Jasons are normal academics by day. But each summer, they come together to study tough problems for the military, intelligence agencies, and other parts of the government. (Image credit: R. Fugate/Air Force Research Laboratory)
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After Pentagon Ends Contract, Top-Secret Scientists' Group Vows To Carry On

After Pentagon Ends Contract, Top-Secret Scientists' Group Vows To Carry On

29 days ago   |   By NPR

The 60 or so members of the Jasons are normal academics by day. But each summer, they come together to study tough problems for the military, intelligence agencies, and other parts of the government. (Image credit: R. Fugate/Air Force Research Laboratory)
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