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Science in society - Sharing knowledge, engaging society

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Science underpins almost every aspect of our lives. Without it, many of the positive things we take for granted would be unimaginable.
Yet, for a long time, progress in science and technology has been considered a goal on its own. Science has sometimes developed in an ivory tower separated from society and societal needs, not fully understood by ordinary citizens. The lack of common language and rapid advances in many areas of research, raising new security and ethical considerations, have increased the public’s concerns about science.
Moreover, while new developments in scientific research can improve our quality of life, policymakers may not always properly assess potential

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2007. various paging. Free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-77-07-185-EN-D)
Record Number: 200719506 / Last updated on: 2007-10-19
Original language: en
Available languages: en