February 2, 2009 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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February 2, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 5
February 2, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 5
Thanks to innovations in materials science and engineering, NASCAR drivers can crash at 200 mph and walk away from the wreckage
By Bethany Halford
(pp. 12-15)
In the Hazaribagh district of Dhaka, Bangladesh, archaic tanneries put workers and the environment at risk (pp. 18-21)
Science & Technology
Researchers are developing peptide nucleic acids as a way to detect DNA in food (pp. 30-31)
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Mapping Earth's CO2

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Government & Policy

Toxicologist Linda Birnbaum charts course for NIH institute
(pp. 24-26)
Polymer chemist reflects on White House science-advising post


Accounts of true crimes in which victims were polished off by poison
(pp. 33-34)