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  • Originally posted by MEversbergII View Post
    Time to start crowd sourcing your science, I guess. So winds down an age of unpresedented rapid scientific discovery.

    M.
    Well, it depends. For the work she does, pretty much the only funding sources(in the US) are the National Health Institute or the National Science Foundation, which are the two major granting agencies. Other nations spend even less than the US does on such general research. There are only a few non-profits that make grants to labs, and usually those are for research about specific diseases (think the Komen Foundation or Walk for the Cure). While there may be some NFP or NGOs that make general scientific grants, they are the exception and not the rule. Pharma companies generally pursue projects with an end goal with mind or explore a result when discovered, and in that sense are very much result orientated.

    To both her and my knowledge, there hasn't been any projects that have attempted to be financed through crowd-funding. Though it is an interesting avenue, as there are many potential things that could be discovered (or hypothesizes tested) for less than $10k. But getting enough attention on such a campaign and interest generated could be hard without a lot of star power attached to the project.

    Why do you think it ends such an age? If anything, our access to both information (via the internet) and tools (as the prices come down) is increasing. As well as more and more fields seem to be making lots of interesting discoveries (for examples, look through the FB group I f$%king Love Science (but spell out the curse)).
    turquoisepassion - I MUST KNOW ALL THE THINGS

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    • Translator. After working for technically oriented private companies and government agencies with scary names I have landed in one of the world's biggest translation agencies. I'm in the office 8+ hours daily, basically computer programmes do the work and I have to see that they don't produce nonsense. Due to the amount of work and tight deadlines its quite stressful, but I like it. Although I work "with the language" I have no artistic inspirations, no novels in progress, no poetry, etc. I have my kids and dogs to fill up my free time.

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      • Medical Billing Specialist for a company that supplies patients with medical equipment. It's a boring desk job that isn't very interesting, but somehow I don't mind it. The plus side is I've been with the company for several years so I get a lot of paid vacation time.
        “You may have thought you heard me say I wanted a lot of bacon and eggs, but what I said was: Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.” - Ron Swanson

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        • I'm a graphic artist. I own a printing business. I design custom cars. WWW.whatadesigns.com

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          • Skimmed all 14 pages and didn't see anyone else in my field...... I know why, they work 24/7.

            Landscape designer, sales, project management, materials procurement and customer service.

            I plant things and make people smile.

            Most of the time.

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            • IT - Salesforce.com Technical Consultant

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              • Originally posted by esloser View Post
                IT - Salesforce.com Technical Consultant
                Cool! I use Salesforce every single day

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                • I used to say..."stay at home Mom and wife"... But we now have an empty nest. So I'm looking for my next career

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                  • Originally posted by SeaHorse View Post
                    Translator. After working for technically oriented private companies and government agencies with scary names I have landed in one of the world's biggest translation agencies. I'm in the office 8+ hours daily, basically computer programmes do the work and I have to see that they don't produce nonsense. Due to the amount of work and tight deadlines its quite stressful, but I like it. Although I work "with the language" I have no artistic inspirations, no novels in progress, no poetry, etc. I have my kids and dogs to fill up my free time.
                    Lëtzebuergesch?

                    I like messing about with other languages, but when it comes to hard core mechanics I am failsauce. I can do pretty well with sentence structure and the like at the "operational level" - in speech - but trying to get into how languages are described at a higher level is much like insanity.

                    Originally posted by evinston View Post
                    I used to say..."stay at home Mom and wife"... But we now have an empty nest. So I'm looking for my next career
                    Neighborhood kids, obviously!

                    One day I hope to be financially secure enough that my SO won't have to work. One day...

                    M.

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                    • Private tutor, translator, antiques dealer and model.
                      Life is kinda cool.
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                      Perfection is entirely individual. Any philosophy or pursuit that encourages individuality has merit in that it frees people. Any that encourages shackles only has merit in that it shows you how wrong and desperate the human mind can get in its pursuit of truth.

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                      I get blunter and more narcissistic by the day.
                      I'd apologize, but...

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                      • Stay at home mom, wife, and on the side business owner. Aspiring photographer, and weight lifter.

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                        • Midwife I catch babies in people's homes and in the hospital and see women and infants prenatally and postpartum in my clinic.

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                          • Originally posted by Meghanner View Post
                            Midwife I catch babies in people's homes and in the hospital and see women and infants prenatally and postpartum in my clinic.
                            Best job ever. Our midwife is bonded to our family. Love that woman.


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                            • Nice!! I had 6 HBACs :-) I love my midwives!!! (4 babies with one who later retired and 2 babies with a different one that the first recommended)

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                              • I work in the ICU so I get to hear all sorts of crap about how unhealthy my eating habits are.

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