Like science? You might want to start hanging out in Ballston, Virginia. According to an article in the Washington Post, Ballston is turning into quite the science hotspot. The Arlington County city is currently home to the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Research Office and Virginia Tech's Advanced Research Institute, among others. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced plans last month to move to Ballston in 2012.
My favorite quote from the article?
Would loooove to know about those "very specific needs," but I have a feeling that info will stay under lock and key. If we're lucky, the info will be de-classified sometime during our lifetimes...
[Read the full article by Mark Berman here]