So upon playing and looking at the rulebook we came upon a question. In the rules it shows "how to almost build a bomb turn one". So the question is, can I play a card and say the output is 3 scientists. Can I the. Use 2 scientists for the cost of another and at the same time use the 3rd left over scientist for the activation of another card? So basically a university, with two cards below to use to activate?
Yes, that is my understanding as well.
What isn't permitted, on the other hand, is splitting up the workers gained by playing a card sideways ("playing a card for its personnel").