The military has long been one of the biggest investors in scientific research. Next week, Nature takes a close look at the US military-science complex.
Join us for a live web chat with some of the authors of our investigative pieces, online at 8am Pacific time, 11am Eastern time, Thursday 22 September. We’ll ask not just what science can do for the military (think bombs and robotic spy planes), but what the military can do for science (think of their amazing access to data). We’ll discuss whether scientists should feel ethically conflicted about working with the military; whether US Department of Defense funding is well spent, or soon to decline; and more. Send us your questions in advance so we can get our experts working on answers, and join us live on the day.
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