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  • 2 Science Projects to Receive Award of 1 Billion Euros

    The New York Times - 01/28/2013

    The decision meant disappointment for some projects, including FuturICT, which had aimed at creating “a planetary scale computer” for helping predict events like natural disasters. Some of the reasoning used to reject FuturICT was “quite crazy,” and the project’s leaders should be “pretty shocked,” Alex Vespignani, a professor at Northeastern University in Boston who is a supporter, wrote on the project’s Web site.