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(science and technology)
A person having the training, ability, and desire to seek new knowledge, new principles, and new materials in some field of science.

What does it mean when you dream about a scientist?

As a learned person who discovers, invents, and develops new ideas, the scientist represents experimentation and invention. In the popular mind, the scientist also symbolizes eccentricity and absentmindedness.

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It was fitting that he should be there, for he was the foremost elec- trical scientist at that time in the world, and had been the engineer of the first Atlantic Cable.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) has recently announced the final results of Productive Scientists of Pakistan for 2017 and placed Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) chairman at top position as being the most productive scientist of Pakistan in field of agriculture.
Ripples in space-time, new research shows, may soon give scientists a glimpse of the universe as it looked a tiny fraction of a second after its birth.
But these scientists also keep finding exceptions to their rules.
Recently, museum scientists who had been working in Cambodia sent Feinstein tiny, circular tissue samples that they had clipped from the wings of fruit-eating bats called flying foxes.
The team of scientists from the United States, Indonesia, and Australia was dropped by helicopter onto the mist-covered slopes of the Foja (FOY-uh) Mountains in Indonesia's Papua Province, on the island of New Guinea (see map).
In their article "Assessing the Reliability and Credibility of Industry Science and Scientists," Barrow and Conrad (2006) demonstrated a sophisticated understanding of the nuances of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (1972).
Before the experience, participating scientists are required to log onto the security awareness Web site and take the requisite training.
Periodically, volunteers then monitor the highest number of birds of various species seen at certain periods and report to scientists at Cornell, who use the data for research and publications.
There are many more titles for special scientists that also end in the letters "ist." The ones listed are just a few.
University ecologists, science educators and natural resource agency scientists have been working with science teachers in a partnership called "Teachers in the Woods".
Both within specific religious traditions and across the traditions, scientists and religious believers engaged in a more sustained, more rigorous, and more productive dialogue than at perhaps any earlier point in history.