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August 6, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 32
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August 6, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 32
A changing world means new challenges for the Department of Defense’s science and technology enterprise
By Andrea Widener
(pp. 12-18)
Features
Government & Policy
The controversial chemicals dominate Senate hearing on chemical control law  (pp. 30-31)
Science & Technology
Coupling chemical and biological processing offers advantages over either one on its own (pp. 37-38)
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News of the Week

University Of California Reaches Agreement In Connection With Charges In Lab Researcher’s Death

Lab Safety: Felony charges against UC system are dropped, case against UCLA’s Patrick Harran continues
(p.7)

Congress Punts On 2013 Budget

Budget: Deal to fund government through next March avoids potential shutdown during election run-up
(p.8)

South Korea Tops Chemistry Olympiad

Education: U.S. team earns three silver medals and a gold
(p.8)

California Pushes For Safer Chemicals In Consumer Products

Regulation: State may require consumer product makers to seek alternatives to chemical ingredients of questioned safety
(p.9)

New MOFs Are Conductive

Materials: Electronic properties may spur applications atypical of metal-organic frameworks
(p.9)

Air Pollution Test Might Miss Toxicity

Environment: Air-exhaust mix is more toxic than widely used method suggests, study finds
(p.10)

Materials For The London Olympics

London 2012: Chemical industry improves performance of athletic buildings and equipment
(p.10)

Challenging Generic Drug Deals

Pharma companies in Europe, U.S. face scrutiny over so-called pay-to-delay tactics.
(p.11)

Europe’s Chemical Companies Remain Upbeat About 2012

Chemical Earnings: First-half results are weak, but companies remain optimistic
(p.11)
 

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Government & Policy

The controversial chemicals dominate Senate hearing on chemical control law
(pp. 30-31)
Chemical safety board finds corporate focus on personal accidents ignored impending oil rig disaster
(pp. 32-33)
Report calls for badly needed renovations to come in part at the expense of science budget
(p.34)
A changing world means new challenges for the Department of Defense’s science and technology enterprise
(pp. 12-18)