German translation: Sich auf diese ***Nebengleise/Nebenstrecken/Nebenschauplätze*** zu begeben,...
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09:54 Jan 9, 2003
English to German translations [Non-PRO] Science - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
English term or phrase:side tracks
as in :
Although you may investigate a field of research that has been looked at many times before, you may come across unexpected results or exciting new directions that have not been explored.
Investigating these _side tracks_ may prove fruitful but care must be taken as they may lead to dead ends.
I can't think of a good German word in this context.
Perhaps : Nebenrichtungen - but I'm not sure I like it.
Anyone with any better idea?