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News of the Week
Microelectronic Self-Assembly
Microelectronic Self-Assembly
Business
Cheers!
Cheers!
Cover Story
China Is Changing
China Is Changing
Government
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Molecular Costraints
Molecular Costraints
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Table of Contents
August 21, 2000
Volume 78, Number 34
CENEAR 78 34 p. 3

NEWS OF THE WEEK
Microelectronic Self-Assembly
Researchers fabricate two micro- circuits: one with serial connectivity, the other wired in parallel.
Planar Tetracoordinate Carbon
Series of simple molecules with only five atoms verifies 30-year-old theory.
EPA Computer Security
Despite some improvement, agency's systems are still vulnerable, GAO says.
Turning Odors into Colors
Responding to odorants, vapor- sensing dyes undergo distinctive color changes.
Taiwan Gets Tough on Polluters
oxic wastes dumped in a stream lead to criminal indictments.
Chiron Buys PathoGenesis
Filling its drug development pipeline is worth $700 million to Chiron.
BUSINESS
Business Concentrates
Chemical Earnings
For the first time in several years, earnings rose for three quarters in a row.
Drug Earnings
Pharmaceutical firms continue to show increased sales and earnings.
Cheers!
Chemists provide newfangled solutions to an old-fashioned problem: musty wine.
Global Top 50 Revisited
C&EN restates chemical profit margins.
ASIA-PACIFIC
COVER STORY
China Is Changing
Modernization spurred by strong economic growth and WTO membership brings chemical opportunities.
GOVERNMENT & POLICY
Government Concentrates
NIH and Pharmaceuticals
Pending legislation calls on NIH to develop profit-sharing plan with pharmaceutical industry.
Chemical Weapons
Army asks federal advisory committee to set short-term exposure limits for six nerve agents.
Government Insights
EPA's past problems indicate need for congressional action to ban methyl tert-butyl ether.
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
Science/Technology Concentrates
Molecular Costraints
Researchers are investigating how confined spaces influence reaction pathways.
SPECIAL REPORT
E-Books
Electronic books gradually gain in popularity and utility.
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