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August 11, 2003
Volume 81, Number 32
CENEAR 81 32 p. 1

NEWS OF THE WEEK
SERINE SOUP
Amino acid may have played central role in prebiotic chemistry.
CLARIANT CALL
Company moves to refocus as a specialty chemicals producer.
DRUG DRIVERS
West Coast consortium aims to move new drugs from the lab to industry.
BIOTECH DEAL
Genzyme's purchase of SangStat boosts immune therapy pipeline.
ENERGY NONSTARTER
Senators pass 2002 energy bill rather than dealing with current issues.
RISK PLANS
Public may get improved access to facility accident plans under proposed EPA rule.
METHANE CONVERSION
One-step process produces acetic acid, but the yield is low.

COVER STORY
BATTLE SCIENCE
Ordinary soldiers could acquire some of the abilities of fictional superheroes, thanks to advanced materials specially designed for military applications.

BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
SUPER NOVA?
The growing Canadian petrochemicals firm has a bright outlook.
MAKING FULLERENES
Frontier Carbon plans to be the world's first company to produce buckyballs in multiton quantities.
E-BUSINESS
NEWS UPDATES FOR THE WORLD OF BUSINESS ONLINE

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
NIH TIGHTENS ITS BELT
Agency's days of double-digit budget growth are over; large part of increase is seen in biodefense.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
CHEMISTRY AND ART
Striking images enliven a hallway at the University of Wisconsin.
ELECTROCHEMICAL DNA DETECTOR
Reagentless and reusable analysis technique provides basis for portable analyzer.
NEW PRODUCTS
NEW AND NOTABLE IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

EDUCATION
CALIFORNIA CRISIS
New funding cuts bode ill for state's universities.

BOOKS
"A SHORTCUT THROUGH TIME"
How quantum computers may one day revolutionize computation.

ACS COMMENT
SCHEDULING SYMPOSIA NEEDS NEW APPROACH

THE DEPARTMENTS

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LETTERS
ACS NEWS

PEOPLE

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