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Volume 85, Number 6: February 5, 2007

Cover Story

R&D and Capital Spending

After a significant run-up in capital expenditures, the overall forecast for future-oriented spending is good.

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News of the Week

Synthetic Protein Mimics Real Thing

β-Amino acid-based assembly has hallmarks of a true protein.

Bill Buoys Science Funding

Fiscal 2007 budget bill favors science agencies.

Another Role for RNA

Short RNA duplexes turn on gene expression.

Intel, IBM Unveil New Transistors

Hafnium-based materials will be incorporated in 45-nm-technology chips.

Alternative Energy Pact

BP collaborates with academia, government lab on alternative energy research

Senate Takes Up Climate Change

Senate hearing kicks off energy debate in new Congress.

Nanoneedles Pierce Cells

Functionalized carbon nanotubes are taken up by cells via a possible universal mechanism.

Drug Firms Struggle with Patents in Asia

Thailand revokes patents; Novartis challenges Indian rules.

New Journal Editor

Penn State's Paul S. Weiss will lead ACS Nano.

Business

Business Concentrates

An Offer Rejected

Prominent U.S. company gets nowhere with its offer to clean up Bhopal.

C&EN Talks With William A. Haseltine

The genetics pioneer has strong words for the drug industry.

Government & Policy

Government & Policy Concentrates

NASA Gets Ready To Revisit The Moon

Agency sets groundwork for human lunar outpost, but leaves cost and science objectives up in the air.

Science & Technology

Science & Technology Concentrates

NMR Of Larger Biomolecules

Technique reveals motions of key residues in huge proteasome complex.

Unique Synchrotron

Device could be used to study collisions between neutral molecules.

What's That Stuff? Honey

Bees rely on enzymes to create the world's first ready-to-eat sweetener.

Digital Briefs

New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise.

ACS News

Committee on Corporation Associates

Industry member group established to save CAS now focuses on improving education and responding to dramatic growth of small-business employment.

Awards

2007 ACS National Award Winners

Banerjee and Verdine, Brown, Gellman, Leibler, Münck, Schwartz, Stang, Stevenson, and Uneyama.

AAAS Fellows at ACS

More Awards

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Employment

Employment Outlook - Managing Your Academic Career

Building and maintaining a productive lab takes hard work as well as a dose of fun.

Editor's Page

NASA's Bad Idea

The Departments

Letters

Newscripts

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