Science: High Price of Research

In the fiscal year 1952, the Federal Government doled out nearly $542 million for research and development in the nation's nonprofit institutions—$44 million more than it spent in 1951 and more than 60% of all the money spent on research and development in the U.S. Last week the National Science Foundation released some preliminary figures to show how the money is being spent.

More than half the Government's science bill is paid by the Department of Defense, 35% by the AEC, 6% by the Federal Security Agency and 5% by the Department, of Agriculture. All other agencies combined paid less than 3%...

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