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  Focus: Pittsburgh Conference April 2003
  A Pittcon Notebook   A Pittcon Notebook (1 MB PDF)
In which a few pages of attendee insights are illustrated for the benefit of the reader.
The Editors
  'All Roads Lead to Raman' and Other Tales of Spectroscopy  

Instrumentation at Pittcon

  • "All Roads Lead to Raman" and Other Tales of Spectroscopy
    Electromagnetic-spectra-monitoring devices dotted both the showcase floor and the technical sessions.
    Mark S. Lesney

  • "Liquid Assets"
    For HPLC, the push is on for faster throughput, higher resolution, and smaller samples.
    Nancy K. McGuire


For Openers
Between Weeks
(42 KB PDF)
James F. Ryan

Letters (70 KB PDF)
Feedback from our readers.

Update (73 KB PDF)
SciTECH Briefs and Science Bits

TICs, TIMs, and TerroristsRegulations and You
TICs, TIMs, and Terrorists
(69 KB PDF)
Commodity chemicals take on a sinister role as potential terrorist tools.
Mindy Bennett

Instruments & Applications
Lead Astray
(71 KB PDF)
MS finds a smoking gun: Using firearms can be hazardous to the health of the shooter.
David Bradley

Newton's HairChemistry Chronicles
Newton’s Hair
(64 KB PDF)
For most of his life, the great lawgiver of physics was more obsessed with alchemy than apples.
Mark S. Lesney

  The Business Page
Executive Interview
(62 KB PDF)
A. Blaine Bowman, Dionex Corp.:
“I was looking for the opportunity to fulfill a dream.”
Interviewed by James F. Ryan and
Kimberly S. Cleaves

The Enemy from WithinHealth Perspectives
The Enemy from Within
(70 KB PDF)
Systemic lupus erythematosus is a complex disease that requires more research and publicity.
David Filmore

Personal Business
Early Withdrawal Options for Your IRA
(70 KB PDF)
There are a number of exceptions to the “standard” 10% penalty rules.
Milton Zall

The Chemist's Bookshelf
Mass Appeal
(210 KB PDF)
Randall C. Willis

Crossword Puzzle
Bottom Line: Chaos
(37 KB PDF)
Randall Frey

Crossword Solution (html)

Product Information (101 KB PDF)
New products, literature, and websites.

Lighter Elements (55 KB PDF)
Humorous tales from readers and other sources . . . plus a cartoon.

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