Federal R&D in FY 2002 will have biggest percentage gain in 20 years; Bush FY 2003 R&D budget increases would go mostly to DOD, NIH; New program for math and science teachers receives little funding; Congress considers additional antiterrorism legislation; Proposal for comprehensive cloning ban debated; Future is cloudy for Space Station as new NASA chief takes helm; Language on evolution attached to education law
Wm. A. Wulf, George M. C. Fisher
Today's engineering schools are not preparing their graduates as well as they might for useful practice in the 21st century.
Andrew W. Bruckner
Coral reefs are storehouses of genetic resources with vast medicinal potential, but they must be properly managed.
Luther J. Carter
Congress should approve the nuclear waste repository, but it needs to offer more substantial benefits to Nevada.
Alexander E. Farrell, Lester B. Lave, Granger Morgan
The infrastructure cannot be made invulnerable, but the industry can improve its ability to provide service even when attacked.
Adam D. Thierer
The technology is ready, but the market is not. Deregulation, not subsidies, will speed adoption.
Ruth Greenspan Bell, Clifford Russell
Most nations lack the infrastructure and expertise necessary to implement the market-based strategies being recommended by the international development banks.
Jonathan B. Tucker
The Bush administration's proposals for bolstering the treaty are useful but inadequate.
A more concerted effort is needed to reduce wasteful spending and correct poor management practices.
Although the Bush plan for a new generation of vehicles has merit, more will be needed to accelerate commercialization.