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100,000 heads are better than one

Companies are using online scientific talent to augment their in-house research and development staff in finding solutions to vexing problems

By Chris Reidy
Globe Staff / August 21, 2006

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A posting on InnoCentive.com caught Ed Melcarek's eye during one of his regular visits to the Andover-based website, which offers bounties of up to $100,000 for solving scientific problems: The challenge was to devise a more efficient way for getting toothpaste ingredients into a tube. (Full article: 1085 words)

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