Science: The President's Scientist

"This country has built the greatest machine for research and development in the world. We have to use it to solve our problems."

These words, spoken last week by Frank Press, echo statements that he has been making for nearly two decades as an adviser to Government agencies on subjects ranging from space missions to earthquake prediction. As head of the department of earth and planetary sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Press has always had some clout in Washington. But not as much as he will soon have with the Carter Administration....

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