送交者: Latino2 于 2004-12-28, 14:59:11:
Send us your science wishes for 2005 and we'll post the most articulate,
imaginative and insightful.
What do you hope the new year will bring? A cure for AIDS? A message
from aliens? The genome sequence of the hamster? Or a spell checker that
actually recognizes scientific words?
Let us know your science wishes for 2005 and we'll post our favourites on
firstname.lastname@example.org from Friday 24 December, as part of our end-of-year special.
Please describe your wish in fewer than 60 words, give your name and a short
description of who you are, and email the lot to .
To get you started, we asked a few scientists what they would wish for...
I'd like a Star Trek teleporter so that international meetings wouldn't
take so much travel time.
Director, US National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
I wish for something (anything!) to roll back the tide of federal rules
and regulations that is killing medical and scientific research.
AIDS researcher, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York
I'd like an increase in the space science budget and a European commitment
to Mars exploration, please!
Head of science at the European Space Agency
I wish for an end to politically motivated publication.
Geneticist at The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland
I wish we humans would think galactically and act locally.
Astronomer, University of California, Berkeley
I wish we could unleash the might of molecular and genomic biology, bioinformatics
and evidence-based clinical practice to harness the vast potential of traditional
Paediatric surgeon, University of Hong Kong, China
I hope for a global investment in ocean science to protect the marine ecosystems
that sustain life on this planet.
Marine biologist at Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station on the
Monterey Peninsula, California.
I wish to be in Bolivia slightly over 65 million years ago, to travel along
the shores of the vast inland sea that covered the country, looking out
for herds of lumbering tyrannosaurs, and to convince myself that there really
was once a sea here that turned into the Andean mountain range, rising over
4,000 metres high.
Geologist working on the origin of mountain ranges at Oxford University,
I wish for all of us to become responsible neighbours in public health,
so that together we can stop the polio virus from spreading from country
to country, and prevent other damaging pathogens from breaching the species
barrier between animals and humans.
Head of communicable diseases at the World Health Organization and head
of its campaign to eradicate polio.
I would like the world to get its act together and address the top priorities
where a very limited amount of money could do the very best for the world's
future: commit an extra US$50 billion to curbing HIV/AIDS, micronutrient
malnutrition and malaria, while ending the trade and agricultural subsidies
that hamper growth in the third world.
Statistician at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and author of The Skeptical
All I want to do in 2005 is start observing the sky with our new Allen Telescope
Array, instead of observing the fundraising campaign balance sheet.
Head of SETI Research at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California