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National Science Foundation

Presentation of FY 2009 Budget Request to Congress,
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Slide title: Is America Falling Off the Flat Earth?
2009 Budget Request

Slide words (quotation):
"Unless substantial investments are made to the engine of innovation--basic scientific research and development--the current generation may be the first in our country's history to leave their children and grandchildren a lower sustained standard of living." Norman Augustine

Slide image: A photo showing a student giving a presentation before his classmates in an elementary school

Slide image credit: ©2008 Jupiter Images Corporation
Slide background image: Computer simulation showing turbulence
Slide background credit: Laboratory for Computational Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
Design by Adrian Apodaca, National Science Foundation

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