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Volume 86, Number 47: November 24, 2008

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Keeping Track

Laboratory management software takes on the data explosion in life sciences.

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News of the Week

Auto Woes Hit Chemical Makers

Car production plummets, and chemical demand follows.

Panel Validates Gulf War Ills

Exposure to pesticides and a prophylactic drug caused vets' illness.

Functionalizing Silicon

Classic organic reaction modifies semiconductors.

Coal Plant Permit Blocked

EPA appeals board orders agency to consider power plant's CO2 emissions.

Ineos' Loan Problem

Debt-ridden petrochemical maker arranges waivers of loan covenants.

Naming Dangerous Chemical Facilities

Report lists sites where accidents, terrorist attacks could kill millions.

HHMI Supports Collaborative Teams

Howard Hughes underwrites specific research projects for first time.

A Catalyst With Fluxionality

New class of chiral catalysts mediates tricky olefin metathesis reactions.

Pfizer's Stem Cell Research

Regenerative medicine unit will combine and expand current work.


The Lure Of Informal Education

Science learning takes many forms outside the classroom and may spark long-term interest.


Get involved with informal education through ACS.

The Departments



» Business

November 24, 2008

Getting Rid Of Mercury

Anticipating a national rule on mercury removal from coal flue gas, technology providers jockey for position.

European Firms Hit A Brick Wall

Chemical companies' third-quarter results start to reflect impact of financial crisis.

A Solvent Dries Up

Acetonitrile is in short supply, and chemists are concerned.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

November 24, 2008

Blueprint For EPA Science

Transition to Obama Administration poses opportunity for shifts in priorities, direction of agency research.

Patent Reform Prospects Cloudy

Critics worry changes would reduce investment, slow pace of innovation.

Government & Policy Concentrates

» Science & Technology

November 24, 2008

Say Hello to Helium Ion Microscopy

New technique catches eye of semiconductor industry and nanomanufacturing researchers.

Postcards From Innerspace

An artist scans a nanoscientist's samples for framable landscapes.

Inside Instrumentation

Technology and Business news for the laboratory world.

Digital Briefs

New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise.

Science & Technology Concentrates

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