Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Google eBook)

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National Academy of Sciences, 1918 - Science
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The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) publishes research reports, commentaries, reviews, colloquium papers, and actions of the Academy. PNAS is a multidisciplinary journal that covers the biological, physical, and social sciences.
  

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Page 343 - Sciences is therefore requested to perpetuate the National Research Council, the duties of which shall be as follows: 1. In general, to stimulate research in the mathematical, physical and biological sciences, and in the application of these sciences to engineering, agriculture, medicine and other useful arts, with the object of increasing knowledge, of strengthening the national defense, and of contributing in other ways to the public welfare.
Page 343 - To promote cooperation in research, at home and abroad, in order to secure concentration of effort, minimize duplication, and stimulate progress: but in all cooperative undertakings to give encouragement to individual initiative as fundamentally Important to the advancement of science.
Page 343 - To direct the attention of scientific and technical investigators to the present importance of military and industrial problems in connection with the war, and to aid in the solution of these problems by organizing specific researches. 6. To gather and collate scientific and technical information, at home and abroad, in cooperation with governmental and other agencies, and to render such information available to duly accredited persons. Effective prosecution of the Council's work requires the cordial...
Page 125 - To serve as centers of distribution to our Allies in Europe of scientific, technical, and industrial research information originating in the United States and transmitted through the Research Information Committee in Washington.
Page 343 - Council shall be as follows: (a) In general, to stimulate research In the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences, and In the application of these sciences to engineering, agriculture, medicine, and other useful arts, with the object of Increasing knowledge, of strengthening the national defense, and of contributing in other ways to the public welfare.
Page 126 - Washington a comparatively small body of men represent ing the existing committees, and thus provide for effective cooperation in the rapid organization of medical research as an aid to the solution of urgent military problems. Field. Medicine, Surgery, Hygiene, Physiology, Anatomy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Physical Anthropology, and closely related subjects. Methods. 1. To cooperate closely with the Surgeon General of the Army (through Colonel Russell) and of the Navy (through Dr. Stitt)...
Page 90 - Both seem to be based on reasonable assumptions. Future investigation must decide which is more useful. In any event, it is clear that much is to be learned concerning the dynamics of photosynthesis, and it is hoped that the considerations here set forth may be of value in this connection. Summary. Ulva which has been kept in the dark begins photosynthesis as soon as it is exposed to sunlight. The rate of photosynthesis steadily increases until a constant speed is attained. This may be explained...

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