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28 August 1984 Restrictions On Scientific Freedom
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Proceedings Volume 0474, Electro-Culture 1984; (1984)
Event: 1984 Technical Symposium East, 1984, Arlington, United States
During the period from 1976 to 1979, the Government of France invested perhaps $200 million in an invention that used the echo from a newly-discovered particle to map petroleum deposits from the air. The device, invented by a Belgian count, appeared to be marvellously successful in its initial tests flying over areas that had already been mapped by conventional geologic techniques. French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing, realizing that such an invention could alter the course of history, ordered tight government secrecy to maintain France's lead in this new technology.
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Robert L. Park "Restrictions On Scientific Freedom", Proc. SPIE 0474, Electro-Culture 1984, (28 August 1984);

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