R & D in the United States: Its Strengths and Challenges

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Science  09 Jul 1982:
Vol. 217, Issue 4555, pp. 130-131
DOI: 10.1126/science.217.4555.130


The promise of technology for improving the quality of life has never been greater, and American science and technology has led the way toward fulfillment of that promise. Now this preeminence is threatened by forces that may affect technological progress throughout the world. It is up to those of us in science, industry, and government to strengthen the institutions that have made us the leaders and to restore our initiative.