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April 17, 2000
Volume 78, Number 16
CENEAR 78 16 p. 3

NEWS OF THE WEEK
NANOMACHINERY
Binding of complementary oligonucleotides generates mechanical force.
DOE DOES AN ABOUT-FACE
Department now willing to compensate workers made ill by weapons work.
DRUG PATENT DISPUTES
University of Rochester, broad cox-2 patent in hand, sues Searle; Taxol case set for appeal.
WATERMAN AWARD
NSF's top prize for young researchers recognizes Yale's Jennifer Doudna.
NANOCRYSTALS IN SPACE
Spectra of titanium carbide clusters may have solved astronomical mystery.
NANO LETTERS
Berkeley's A. Paul Alivisatos is chosen editor of new ACS journal.
BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
CHEMICALS IN FRANCE
Industry is set to grow faster than chemical industries of other European countries.
SCI CENTENARY MEDALIST
AstraZeneca's David Barnes recalls the genesis of Zeneca--the first of the pharmaceutical spin-offs.
METHANOL WOES
Beleaguered producers are fearful of federal phaseout of MTBE.
GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
RADIOACTIVE WASTE
Congress' bill to deal with nuclear waste and the Yucca Mountain repository faces veto.
THREAT OR PRUDENCE
The precautionary principle gains prominence despite criticism that it is a barrier to technology.
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
COVER STORY
ORGANICS ON SEMICONDUCTORS
Adding molecular function to semiconductor surfaces could lead to an array of new electronic devices.
POLYMER SCIENCE
Symposium showcases hot new areas of research, identifies best opportunities for progress.
BOOKS
"GONE FOR GOOD"
Recently tenured professor tells tales of the dichotomy intrinsic to the post- Golden Age university.
ACSNEWS
CHEMICAL LANDMARK
Edgar Fahs Smith Memorial Collection at the University of Pennsylvania is honored.
ACTIONS IN SAN FRANCISCO
The ACS Council maintained member dues at the same level.
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