The New World of Science: Its Development During the War

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Robert Mearns Yerkes
Century Company, 1920 - 443 lappuses
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10. lappuse - That the National Academy of Sciences shall hold an annual meeting at such place in the United States as may be designated, and the Academy shall, whenever called upon by any department of the Government, investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art, the actual expense of such investigations, examinations, experiments, and reports to be paid from appropriations which may be made for the purpose, bu£ the Academy shall receive no compensation whatever for any services...
395. lappuse - ... may be increased by military discipline. The emphasis laid by Mr. Root on the importance of organization in science must not be misinterpreted. For many years he has been President of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and an active member of its Executive Committee. Thus kept in close touch with scientific research, he is well aware of the vital importance of individual initiative and the necessity of encouraging the independent efforts of the original thinker....
14. lappuse - The National Research Council, comprising the chiefs of the technical bureaus of the Army and Navy, the heads of Government bureaus engaged in scientific research, a group of investigators representing educational institutions and research foundations, and another group including representatives of industrial and engineering research, was accordingly constituted by the academy with the active cooperation of the leading national scientific and engineering societies.
35. lappuse - Ames, during his term as Chairman of the Division of Physical Sciences of the National Research Council...
19. lappuse - The entrance of the United States into the war unites our men of science with yours in a common cause. The National Academy of Sciences, acting through the National Research Council, which has been designated by President Wilson and the Council of National Defense to mobilize the research facilities of the country, would gladly co-operate in any scientific researches still underlying the solution of military or industrial problems.
362. lappuse - The latter alone is reported ordinarily to military officers and recorded on the soldier's service record and qualification card. The letter grades which are in use are defined as follows : A designates very superior intelligence ; B, superior intelligence; C +, high average intelligence; C, average intelligence; C — , low average intelligence; D, inferior intelligence ; D — , very inferior intelligence. The letter E has been reserved for the designation of men whose mental ability is seemingly...
59. lappuse - I, 1918. known. The pilot balloon mentioned in 3 travelled from Omaha to Virginia at an average speed of thirty miles per hour, the average height being 18,000 feet. On November 6, 1918, at Chattanooga, Tennessee, a velocity of 154 miles an hour at an altitude of 28,000 feet was observed by one of the meteorological units of the Signal Corps.
15. lappuse - MY DEAR DR. WELCH : I want to tell you with what gratification I have received the preliminary report of the National Research Council, which was formed at my request under the National Academy of Sciences. The outline of work there set forth and the evidences of remarkable progress towards the accomplishment of the object of the Council are indeed gratifying.
xiii. lappuse - By every means in our power, therefore, let us show our appreciation of pure science, and let us forward the work of the pure scientists for they are the advance guard of civilization. They point the way which we must follow. Let us arouse the people of our country to the wonderful possibilities of scientific discovery and to the 238 AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR STEEL TREATING November responsibilities to suppport it which rests upon them, and I am sure they will respond generously and effectively.
395. lappuse - This attitude follows naturally from the demand of true scientific work for individual concentration and isolation. The sequence, however, is not necessary or laudable. Your isolated and concentrated scientist must know what has gone before, or he will waste his life in doing what has already been done, or in repeating past failures. He must know something about what his contemporaries are trying to do, or he will waste his life in duplicating effort. The history of science is so vast and contemporary...

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