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August 28, 2000
Volume 78, Number 35
CENEAR 78 35 p. 3

NEWS OF THE WEEK
ACS National Meeting
Board funds new initiatives; presidential events inspire and celebrate.
Origin of Life
Pyruvic acid is created under conditions similar to those in subocean hydrothermal vents.
Assessing the Nation's Air
EPA issues first-ever estimates of ambient concentrations of 32 toxics.
Kursk's Radiation Dangers
Russian environmentalist and former nuclear submarine engineer tells of sunken sub's environmental hazards.
A Better Way to ROMP
New olefin polymerization initiator proves highly efficient.
Bt Corn and Monarchs
Link between genetically engineered corn pollen, caterpillar deaths supported by field studies.
Chemical Trade
Imports rose faster than exports in first half, so surplus slipped again.
Oligosaccharide Synthesis
MIT chemists take major step toward automating synthesis of complex sugars.
BUSINESS
Business Concentrates
Carbon Fiber
Producers hope that old uses coupled with many new ones will cure chronic overcapacity.
EUROPE
Dow's Amazing Feat
Company transforms a collection of chemical sites in eastern Germany into a model chemical operation.
GOVERNMENT & POLICY
Government Concentrates
Clean Water
EPA and Congress clash over rule to address polluted waterways.
Political Promises
Major political parties' national platforms address science, technology, and education.
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
Science/Technology Concentrates
COVER STORY
Safeguarding Venice
Scientific efforts are key in saving the city and its lagoon from pollution and rising waters.
Cyclohexatriene
Experimentally determined heat of hydrogenation of embedded ring is consistent with theory.
Bacteriorhodopsin
Light-activated proton pump helps explain more complex molecular machines.
Inhibiting Cell Signaling
Researchers have designed, synthesized, and characterized a potential osteoporosis drug.
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"Life's Matrix"
Aqueous epic traces water from its primordial beginnings to its present- day importance on Earth.
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