My home town is Houston, Texas, in the U.S.,Â andÂ it is encouraging to seeÂ establishments and businesses grounded inÂ science becoming prominent on the cityscape. Of course NASA is here, and Houston boasts one of the most prestigious medicalÂ districts in the world.Â But there are also private businesses based on scientific study, as well as high-tech companies that are now icons in a city thatÂ historically was defined by oil and cattle.Â
Do you think this type of change/progress reflects the scientific literacy of a city’s residents? What’s the lay of the land where you are? Do you notice any swings away from the traditional images to a moreÂ progressive or high-tech image where you live?
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