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Boosting Superconductivity
Boosting Superconductivity
Business
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Tartaric Acid
Tartaric Acid
Government
Auto Technology
Science/Technology
Drug Delivery
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Controlling CO2 Emissions
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September 18, 2000
Volume 78, Number 38
CENEAR 78 38 p. 3

NEWS OF THE WEEK
Boosting Superconductivity
Replacing yttrium ions with calcium ions at YBCO grain boundaries increases current-carrying capacity.
Oil Prices Exact a Toll
Chemical companies revise third- quarter earnings estimates downward.
Improving the Lot of Postdocs
These colleagues deserve commensurate pay and benefits, National Academies study concludes.
Prion Function
Cellular prion proteins are found to be part of a cell-signaling pathway.
Chemical R&D Does Pay
New study finds that a $1.00 investment yields $2.60 in operating profits, on average.
Drug Buys
Elan is buying Dura for $1.8 billion, while Genzyme is getting GelTex for $1 billion.
ACS Public Service Awards
Reps. Boehlert and Ehlers are honored at Capitol Hill ceremony.
BUSINESS
Business Concentrates
3M and Research
Innovation is more than a catchphrase at 3M; it's the corporate culture.
Tartaric Acid
Up to 10 million lb could be produced annually in California from winemaking waste.
GOVERNMENT & POLICY
Government Concentrates
Auto Technology
Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles pumps money into auto research, but critics question priorities.
Congress' Agenda
Major task is completing spending bills, but tax, environmental, and trade issues await action.
Government Insights
Opponents of doing something about climate change find support in unlikely places.
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
Science/Technology Concentrates
COVER STORY
Drug Delivery
New technologies for administering medicines improve convenience, performance, and patient compliance.
Controlling CO2 Emissions
Researchers discuss the feasibility of large-scale CO2 sequestration.
ACS NEWS
Actions in Washington, D.C.
ACS Board of Directors funds several initiatives; ACS Council postpones bylaw changes.
AWARDS
ACS Members Honored
ChemLuminary award winners are announced at the national meeting.
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