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A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.

TODAY, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields.

In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free new
^
ideas
and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research.

Partly because of the huge great
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costs involved, a government contract becomes, virtually, a substitute for intellectual curiosity.