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November 21, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 46
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November 21, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 46
Technology to produce fuels from sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide faces scientific and economic challenges
By Katherine Bourzac, special to C&EN
(pp. 32-38)
Features
Government & Policy
The President supported science while Congress limited progress of his initiatives  (pp. 18-22)
Science & Technology
Despite decades of research into chemical communication, scientists are no closer to determining whether a human pheromone exists (pp. 23-25)
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Science & Technology

Technology to produce fuels from sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide faces scientific and economic challenges
(pp. 32-38)
Despite decades of research into chemical communication, scientists are no closer to determining whether a human pheromone exists
(pp. 23-25)
La síntesis asimétrica de la batracotoxina abre nuevos caminos para el estudio de los canales de sodio
(p.5)