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Table of Contents

October 1997
Volume 6, Number 9

FEATURES

28 Chemometrics Brightens the Future of Spectroscopy
An empirical approach allows the modeling and predicting of complex systems with data from relatively inexpensive instrumentation
Barry K. Lavine and Steven D. Brown
38 WHODUNIT? Chemistry Plays a Part in the Solving of Crimes
Forensic science has become increasingly sophisticated and requires significant coordination among various police departments to successfully solve crimes
Helen Gillespie
43 Raman Spectroscopy Can Improve Your Analyses and Your Company's Bottom Line
Leading spectroscopists advocate many applications for a technique that is now fast, practical, and user friendly
Julie K. Poudrier

DEPARTMENTS

8 UPDATE
12 LAB PRODUCTS NOTEBOOK
The technology in calorimetry spans the Atlantic
Andreas Reichert
17 KEEPING UP
19 CHEMISTS AT WORK
Creativity by design
W. David Gibson
49 INDUSTRY TODAY
For US chemicals, flow of overseas money slows
David M. Kiefer
55 HEALTH PERSPECTIVES
Physical activity and age: Two views
Trevor Smith
61 REGULATIONS AND YOU
Psst: Wanna buy some land? The "brownfields" initiative
James F. Ryan
69 THE WAY WE WERE
Sixty years ago: A bright spot in the Depression
David M. Kiefer
80 NEW PRODUCTS
88 COMMENT
The "Big Easy" kaleidoscope is coming
Sarah L. Shockey


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