Science: Research Factory

In Pittsburgh last week Andrew William Mellon—with the help of three Nobel Prize winners, 200 chemists, physicists and engineers most of whom hope to become factory executives, and some 1,500 bystanders-dedicated a project which he conceived when he tried to improve his French 28 years ago. His French, he told the throng last week, "is still what it was originally." But his conception has become a huge, new, nine-story, splendidly equipped factory for research.

The stark purpose of the Mellon Institute has been, since its origin in 1911, the hiring out of...

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