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February 15, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 7
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February 15, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 7
President Obama’s second budget keeps basic-science funding growing
By Government & Policy Department
(pp. 16-27)
Features
Business
Chemical firms slate a 9.4% hike in capital spending and a step-up in R&D spending of 2.1% (pp. 30-32)
ACS News
This year’s pittcon aims to be the most comprehensive conference and exposition on laboratory science (pp. 54-56)
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(p.11)

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(p.12)

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(p.12)

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(p.12)

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(p.13)

Providing Climate Information

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(p.13)

After The Smoke Clears

Indoor Chemistry: Tobacco residues react with chemicals in air to form dangerous products
(p.14)

Failed Malaria Drugs

Substandard medicines appear to be widespread in Africa, testing finds
(p.14)
 

Departments

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Business

Chemical firms slate a 9.4% hike in capital spending and a step-up in R&D spending of 2.1%
(pp. 30-32)
Three new CEOs aim to push their start-ups out of the nest and into commercialization
(pp. 34-35)
With international acquisitions, Mumbai’s Dorf Ketal leaps ahead
(pp. 36-37)
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Government & Policy

President Obama’s second budget keeps basic-science funding growing
(pp. 16-27)
Chemical Safety Board aims to increase funding and conduct more accident investigations
(pp. 40-41)
Agency gets 23% boost for fiscal 2011, but budget relies heavily on user fees
(p.42)

Books

Book's lush illustrations, engaging text bring micro- and nanoscale science to a broad audience
(pp. 52-53)

Education

U.S. Naval Academy chemistry majors are a different breed
(pp. 49-50)
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Science & Technology

Researchers worldwide are studying the many links between cancer and metabolism
Web Exclusive
Revival of classic hypothesis opens auspicious avenues to treatments
(pp. 46-47)

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