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September 30, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 39
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September 30, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 39
Tinkerers show their 3-D printers can make almost anything—what worries people is that some have made firearms
By Alexander H. Tullo
(pp. 11-18)
Features
Government & Policy
University of Texas study finds low greenhouse gas emissions from hydraulic fracturing (p.24)
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: Science and engineering provide a spark to help make race cars run their best (pp. 28-29)
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News of the Week

Hydrogen Bonds Visualized

Microscopy: AFM reveals details of intermolecular interactions
(p.5)

Business’s Share Of Academic R&D

Funding: Surveys show four decades of stable corporate support for academic R&D
(p.6)

Government Shutdown Looms

Budget: Science agencies prepare for closure as lawmakers scramble to pass a funding bill
(p.6)

Failed Biotech Start-up Potential Motive For Shooting

Crime: Dispute over failed San Diego company may have led to attempted murder
(p.7)

The Nanotube Computer Debuts

Electronics: Carbon-based alternative to silicon circuitry runs programs and executes instructions
(p.7)

EPA Takes Action On Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Regulation: Environment agency proposes standards for new coal, natural gas power plants
(p.8)

Latest MacArthur ‘Genius Grants’ Awarded

Honors: Organic chemist Phil Baran and materials scientist Craig Fennie are in the new class of fellows
(p.8)

BASF Acquires Enzyme Maker Verenium

Biotechnology: Purchase by German giant ends roller-coaster ride for U.S. company
(p.9)

Global Health R&D Fund Launched

Public Health: Investment money will advance treatment trials
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

University of Texas study finds low greenhouse gas emissions from hydraulic fracturing
(p.24)
NSF’s assistant director for mathematical and physical sciences talks about budget problems, merit review, and the role of scientist as advocate
Web Exclusive
Environmental Protection Agency’s online tool improves public access to information
(p.25)