Video: President Obama Honors the Country’s Top Innovators and Scientists

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In this video from yesterday’s award ceremony, President Obama recognizes the 2010 National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation recipients. Download the transcript.

Thanks to the men and women on the stage, we are one step closer to curing diseases like cancer and Parkinson’s. Because of their work, soldiers can see the enemy at night and grandparents can see the pictures of their grandchildren instantly and constantly. Planes are safer, satellites are cheaper, and our energy grid is more efficient, thanks to the breakthroughs that they have made.