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November 17, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 46
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November 17, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 46
Big divestitures are pending at major chemical firms, but setting them up as independent companies is fraught with complications
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 10-14)
Features
Business
The first hydrogen-powered vehicles will go on sale next year, and they won’t cost $1 million, thanks to several key material breakthroughs (pp. 17-20)
Science & Technology
String of recent incidents prompts calls for stricter controls (p.38)
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(p.6)

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(p.7)

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(p.7)

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(p.8)

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Departments

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Business

Europe’s appetite builds for developing products and technologies from the ocean
(pp. 21-23)
Big divestitures are pending at major chemical firms, but setting them up as independent companies is fraught with complications
(pp. 10-14)
The first hydrogen-powered vehicles will go on sale next year, and they won’t cost $1 million, thanks to several key material breakthroughs
(pp. 17-20)
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Science & Technology

An RNA enzyme assembles RNA chains of opposite handedness
(p.39)
The green chemistry pioneer talks about social movements, education, and how he tries to shake up the process of invention
(p.43)
Pressure-sensitive coating stops current flow from button batteries when outside of devices
(p.41)
String of recent incidents prompts calls for stricter controls
(p.38)