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August 24, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 34
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August 24, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 34
A resurgence of interest in new power plants is driving discovery of advanced materials
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 14-18)
Features
Government & Policy
Cuts in regional, black-carbon-laden air pollution could quickly help curb global warming (pp. 26-27)
Science & Technology
Public universities combat budget cuts by forcing employees to take unpaid time off (pp. 34-35)
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News of the Week

Certified Green

A chemical industry standard could clarify the meaning of going green
(p.7)

Chemists Meet In Washington, D.C.

Global security is the theme of well-attended meeting in the nation’s capital
(p.8)

Fighting Back Against H1N1

Producers advance vaccines, but not as fast as hoped
(p.8)

New NIH Chief Sets Priorities

Francis Collins speaks broadly about global needs, future of funding
(p.8)

Still Short On Medical Isotopes

Reactor outage in Canada persists
(p.9)

Cobalt Generates A Magnetic Polymer

Organized nanostructure is crucial for the block copolymer's magnetic properties
(p.10)

Stretchy Insights

Molecular force probe reveals how strain affects reactivity
(p.10)

Chemical Deals Keeping Pace

Credit crunch hobbles big mergers, but firms continue to shop strategically
(p.11)

Launching A New MS Drug

Novartis takes an unusual path to market its new drug to treat multiple sclerosis.
(p.11)

Inorganic Lighting Circuitry

New fabrication method paves the way to unconventional displays
(p.12)

Room-Temperature Quantum Magnets

Colloidal semiconducting quantum dots become 
magnetized by light
(p.12)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Cuts in regional, black-carbon-laden air pollution could quickly help curb global warming
(pp. 26-27)
Coalition mobilizes scientific societies to fight abuse and to use science to tackle related problems
(pp. 28-29)
Pressure is mounting to use Title IX to increase the number of women in science, engineering
(p.31)

Education

A drive is under way in the U.S. to develop common education standards in math and English; science could be next
(pp. 37-38)
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Science & Technology

A resurgence of interest in new power plants is driving discovery of advanced materials
(pp. 14-18)
Public universities combat budget cuts by forcing employees to take unpaid time off
(pp. 34-35)
Balanced mixture of sugar, salt, and other additives keeps athletes going strong
(p.36)

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