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"The unfortunate truth is that USDA has not always been at the table when we talk about the broad science-based issues facing us as a society."
JOHN HOLDREN, DIRECTOR, WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY POLICYp. 22

October 26, 2009

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Cover Story

Enterprise Software In The Annus Horribilis

Decades of big investment in information technology are paying off in the chemical industry’s response to the recession. (pp. 10-15)

Government & Policy

New Era For Agricultural Science (Member Content)

More resources, overhauled extramural research program reinvigorate science at USDA. (pp. 22-23)

Science & Technology

Academic R&D Spending Trends (Member Content)

Outlays rose 2.4% for chemistry and grew 3.5% for science and engineering as a whole in 2007. (pp. 26-30)

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News Of The Week

Seeing Molecules With A New Light Fossil-Fuel Costs Pollutants Boost Lead Paint Hazard Harnessing The Sun Carbene Curiosities

Seeing Molecules With A New Light p. 5

Microscopy: Technique relies solely on light that nonfluorescent compounds absorb.

Fossil-Fuel Costs p. 6

NRC Study: Billions of dollars in health-related damages are not included in the price of energy.

Cross-Coupling Made Easier p. 6

Green Chemistry: Organozinc reagents made on the fly in water simplify alkylations.

A Mixed Earnings Picture p. 7

Recovery Watch: The third quarter brings few signs of stronger demand.

Screening Endocrine Disrupters p. 7

EPA's program will launch this month; key documents detail schedule, assays to be used.

Pollutants Boost Lead Paint Hazard p. 8

Environmental Chemistry: Auto emissions could contribute to lead exposure from household paint.

Harnessing The Sun p. 8

Solar Power: Energy Department event showcases the possibilities of advanced solar power technology.

Carbene Curiosities p. 9

Reactivity: N-heterocyclic carbenes display versatility.

Integrating Wyeth p. 9

Pfizer's acquisition is complete; now, the job cutting begins.

Business

Building Green pp. 18-19 (Member Content)

The polyurethanes industry sees opportunity in energy conservation and greenhouse gas reduction.

Missing The Target p. 20 (Member Content)

Some researchers call for moving beyond targeted therapies when tackling cancer.

Business Concentrates pp. 16-17 (Member Content)

ACS Comment

ACS Advances Collaboration p. 32 (Member Content)

Government & Policy

New Era For Agricultural Science pp. 22-23 (Member Content)

More resources, overhauled extramural research program reinvigorate science at USDA.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 21 (Member Content)

  • Congress Passes 2010 Energy Budget
  • Both the House and Senate have passed appropriations legislation to fund the Department of Energy for fiscal 2010, which President Barack Obama is expected to sign...
  • OSHA Safety Bulletin Targets Accelerators
  • Increasing use of particle accelerators has prompted OSHA to issue a safety and health bulletin on the safe operation of these machines...
  • Administration Backs Patent Reform
  • Obama Administration officials are urging Congress to pass a patent reform bill aimed at reducing infringement litigation...
  • Company To Pay Fine For Toxic Explosion
  • To resolve claims stemming from an April 12, 2004, runaway chemical reaction and toxic vapor cloud release at its Dalton, Ga., plant, MFG Chemical has agreed to pay...
  • Industry Criticizes Chemical Security Bill
  • Chemical industry officials say lawmakers have improved a bill moving through the House that would give the Department of Homeland Security permanent authority...

Awards

Awards p. 33-34 (Member Content)

Nominations Solicited For 2010 Creativity Award p. 33 (Member Content)

Call For Nominations For High School Teacher Award p. 33 (Member Content)

Herty Award Nominations Sought p. 33 (Member Content)

Call For Nominations For 2010 Kavli Prizes p. 34 (Member Content)

ORGN Honors Technical Achievement, Calls for Nominations p. 34 (Member Content)

Science & Technology

Academic R&D Spending Trends pp. 26-30 (Member Content)

Outlays rose 2.4% for chemistry and grew 3.5% for science and engineering as a whole in 2007.

What's That Stuff? Silly String p. 31

It's a party for polymer chemistry, all in a can.

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 24-25 (Member Content)

Editor's Page

African Americans And Science p. 3

The Departments

Letters p. 4

Newscripts p. 40

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