Congressional Edition Volume N . 7126

Congressional Edition Volume N . 7126

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...at the disposal of the Government for any service within its scope. When this resolution was brought to the attention of the President, he desired that the academy should take the initiative in ascertaining and correlating the scientific resources of the country which might be depended upon for the solution of problems arising out of the movement for "preparedness" against the possibility of war. The council of the academy took immediate action upon the request and organized an independent body with power to act, which has been called the National Research Council. The explicit purposes of this research council as set forth in a prospectus recently issued are the following: (1) The preparation of a national inventory of equipment for research, of the men engaged in it, and of the lines of investigation pursued in cooperating Government bureaus, educational institutions, research foundations, and industrial research laboratories--this inventory to be prepared in harmony with any general plan adopted by the Government Council of National Defense. (2) The preparation of reports by special committees, leading to the statement of important research problems and thus serving as a clearing house for the coordination of research in various departments of science. (3) The promotion of cooperation in research with the object of securing increased efficiency, but with careful avoidance of any hampering control or interference with individual freedom and initiative. (4) Cooperation with educational institutions, by supporting their efforts to secure larger funds and more favorable conditions for the pursuit of research and for the training of students in the methods and spirit of investigation. (5) Cooperation with research foundations and other...show more

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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236491238
  • 9781236491237