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October 15, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 42
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October 15, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 42
Unconventional oil and gas drilling brings a flood of business for water treatment firms
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(pp. 13-16)
Features
Government & Policy
Environmental Protection Agency aims to improve process for assessing risks of pesticides on pollinator species (pp. 28-29)
Science & Technology
With metal demand and energy prices on the rise, researchers develop biomining to extract valuable metals (pp. 34-35)
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News of the Week

Robert J. Lefkowitz And Brian K. Kobilka Win 2012 Nobel Prize In Chemistry

Duo shares honor for shedding light on signaling proteins
(p.6)

Renewed Focus On A Neglected Reaction

Synthesis: New Diels-Alder route to complex benzenoids
(p.7)

Upturn Seen For Fine Chemicals

CPhI: Suppliers hope the pharmaceutical chemicals business will continue to improve
(p.7)

ACS And Leadscope Settle Case

Trade Secrets: Society to pay $22.6 million to software firm to settle intellectual property case that spanned a decade
(p.8)

John B. Gurdon And Shinya Yamanaka Win 2012 Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine

Awards: Researchers split prize for their work on cellular reprogramming
(p.8)

Serge Haroche And David Wineland Share 2012 Nobel Prize In Physics

Awards: Observations of the quantum behavior of particles set the stage for quantum computing
(p.9)

South Korea Battles Plant Leak

Plant Safety: Hydrofluoric acid accident kills five workers and sickens thousands of people nearby
(p.9)

NMR Pins Down RNA Excited States

Structural Biology: Method captures short-lived, low-abundance RNA excited states
(p.10)

Anticipation Builds For National Chemistry Week

Public Outreach: ACS event begins Oct. 21 and will celebrate the growing nanotechnology enterprise
(p.11)

RNA G-Quadruplex Tagged Selectively

Chemical Biology: Work could lead to better understanding of mysterious folded RNA structure
(p.11)
 

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ACS News

Development of fluorescent pigment is designated a chemical landmark
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Program set for gathering in Baton Rouge, La.
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Government & Policy

AAAS report looks at long-term impact of cuts set to begin in January
(pp. 30-31)
Environmental Protection Agency aims to improve process for assessing risks of pesticides on pollinator species
(pp. 28-29)

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