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Rethinking What Research Government Should Fund

Fall 1999


Editor’s Journal: Remembering George E. Brown, Jr.

Kevin Finneran

From the Hill

Congress split on FY 2000 funding for R&D; Current status; GOP bills on database protection clash; Congress set to create separate agency to run DOE weapons labs; OMB revises proposed rule on release of research data; Big boost in information technology spending sought


Global Growth through Third World Technological Progress

F. M. Scherer

Creating Havens for Marine Life

Tundi Agardy

Commercial Satellite Imagery Comes of Age

Ann M. Florini, Yahya Dehqanzada

Technology Needs of Aging Boomers

Joseph F. Coughlin

A Vision of Jeffersonian Science

Gerald Holton, Gerhard Sonnert

The False Dichotomy: Scientific Creativity and Utility

Lewis M. Branscomb

Innovation Policy for Complex Technologies

Robert W. Rycroft, Don E. Kash

Reshaping National Forest Policy

H. Michael Anderson

Book Review: Imagining the future

Langdon Winner

The Sun, the Genome, & the Internet: Tools of Scientific Revolutions
, by
Freeman J. Dyson.

Book Review: Pork barrel science

Norman Metzger

Funding Science in America: Congress, Universities, and the Politics of the Academic Pork Barrel
, by
James D. Savage.