Science: Fair Prospect

The worst bogey haunting U.S. laboratories is the fear of narrow-minded military domination. The next worst is the fear that government funds will be granted chiefly to shortrange, "practical" projects.

Last week U.S. scientists felt better when they read a report by Dr. Vannevar Bush, wartime head of the OSRD (Office of Scientific Research and Development) and president of the Carnegie Institution. Said Bush: "It is now recognized all over the world that the application of science is central in national security." But he warned that basic, not-yet-applied sciences should not be neglected. "As...

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