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October 20, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 42
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October 20, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 42
Recent discovery of new high-temperature superconductors revitalizes search for practical materials
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 15-21)
Features
Business
Glucokinase activators in development show promise as an alternative for diabetics (pp. 34-36)
Government & Policy
Infusion of tax breaks and venture capital may jolt underutilized energy source to prominence (pp. 40-45)
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Infusion of tax breaks and venture capital may jolt underutilized energy source to prominence
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A collection of insightful essays by several generations of women scientist-mothers
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Science & Technology

Recent discovery of new high-temperature superconductors revitalizes search for practical materials
(pp. 15-21)
Two new centers will orchestrate studies of possible biological and environmental effects
(pp. 53-56)
Advances in block copolymer self-assembly may lead to applications in microelectronics
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