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December 18, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 51
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December 18, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 51
Top research advances of the year range from bio to nano
By Stu Borman
(pp. 17-26)
Features
Business
Calm weather and fairly stable energy prices contributed to solid industry profits (pp. 30-35)
Government & Policy
The year 2006 was not a good one for passing legislation (p.43)
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News of the Week

2007 Budget Gets Scrooged

Democrats say they will continue federal spending at 2006 levels
(p.11)

Celanese Regroups

Oxo chemicals unit will be sold to private equity firm
(p.12)

Stamping Electronics

Simple process could deliver next-generation electronics
(p.12)

Canada Targets Toxic Chemicals

Industry views program as challenging but manageable
(p.13)

DuPont Nurtures Seed Business

Company tilts away from agricultural chemicals, will cut 1,500 jobs
(p.13)

Nanotube Photoconductors

Coaxial structure shapes optoelectronic properties
(p.14)

Change In The Air

Streamlined reviews of air quality standards will enhance role of political appointees
(p.15)

Hotly Fixated On Nitrogen

Newly discovered microbe reduces N2 to NH3 at record-high temperatures
(p.15)
 

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Government & Policy

Continued U.S. economic competitiveness depends on investments in innovation, collaboration, and education
(pp. 41-42)
The year 2006 was not a good one for passing legislation
(p.43)

Education

C&EN's annual survey shows that women top out at 25% of chemistry faculty at only two of top 50 schools
(pp. 58-59)

Science & Technology

Top research advances of the year range from bio to nano
(pp. 17-26)
Chemical research sector grew 7.3% in 2004, slightly less than the average for science as a whole
(pp. 47-51)
Annual AIChE meeting draws chemical engineers to San Francisco for science and camaraderie
(pp. 52-54)
Chemical engineers call for action and offer ways to meet future energy and natural resource needs
(pp. 56-57)

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