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August 17, 2015 Issue

Volume 93, Issue 32
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August 17, 2015 Issue, Vol. 93 | Iss. 32
C&EN reporters and outside contributors explore the impact of taking the central science online
By Lauren K. Wolf
(p.11)
Features
Business
Start-up firms are translating therapies and science from the human health field to companion animals (pp. 39-41)
Science & Technology
Needs of the semiconductor industry are driving development of material-removal method with atomic-level precision (pp. 52-53)
Back Issues
 
YouTube Chemistry
How the Internet has helped excite the public about the periodic table
(p.12)
Clickbait Chemistry
How the Internet helps spread pseudoscience, and how to fight it
(p.13)
How The Internet Enabled Information Sharing Through Massive Databases
Online stores of current data allow scientists instantaneous access to the information they need
(pp. 14-15)
The Wonderful Web Of Chemistry Data
ChemConnector recounts the emergence of online chemical databases
(pp. 14-15)
How The Internet Changed The Way Chemists Look For Work
From job boards to social media, the World Wide Web has given job hunters new tools
(pp. 16-17)
Job Ads Aren’t What They Used To Be
Blogger describes how the Internet has changed the chemistry job hunt
(pp. 16-17)
How The Internet Helps Cultivate Collaborations
Chemistry partnerships blossom around the world, thanks to electronic communications, video conferencing, and data storage tools
(pp. 20-21)
Publication Made Easy
Chemistry partnerships blossom around the world, thanks to electronic communications, video conferencing, and data storage tools
(pp. 20-21)
How The Internet Shipped R&D Jobs Overseas
Foreign contract research organizations grab large share of pharmaceutical research, sending chemistry jobs to Asia
(p.22)
How The Internet Ignited Modern Computational Chemistry
The power of interconnected computers has taken molecular modeling from the Pony Express to the cloud
(pp. 24-25)
Online Volunteers Help Tackle Big Scientific Challenges
Physical chemist recounts how and why he fell in love with distributive computing
(pp. 24-25)
Survey: How Chemists Today Use The Internet
C&EN polled readers about their online habits
(p.26)
Chemistry Education For The YouTube Generation
Professor describes how the Internet can be used to excite students about organic chemistry
(pp. 28-29)
How The Internet Has Shifted The Way Students Learn
Web-based homework is a big hit, but online classes and virtual labs are less widespread
(pp. 28-29)
A Conversation Starter
Blogs have given chemists a platform to discuss ideas in the open
(pp. 30-31)
A watercooler For The World Of Chemistry
The chemist reflects on why he started blogging
(pp. 30-31)
Spreading Science Globally With Wikipedia
Nanotech expert shares his chemistry knowledge with people from the U.S. to Sri Lanka
(pp. 30-31)
How Early Dreams Of Online Publishing Have Changed
Like the jetpacks of sci-fi lore, chemists are still waiting for these three promised publishing practices to become reality
(pp. 32-33)
Running Into Inspiration Online
How the Internet can help chemists with serendipity
(pp. 32-33)
How Will The Internet Change Chemistry In The Next 10 Years?
Our outside contributors gazed into their crystal flasks and made predictions
(p.34)
 

News of the Week

Studies Model The Effects Of Carbon Removal On Climate Change

Climate: Without immediate cuts to carbon emissions, carbon removal technologies will do little to improve climate and oceans, research teams find
(p.4)

OSHA Proposes New Limit For Worker Exposure To Beryllium

Safety: Industry and unions back OSHA effort
(p.5)

Shire Guns For Baxalta

Pharmaceuticals: Unsolicited bid is designed to create a rare diseases powerhouse
(p.5)

Chemicals In Capsules Make Synthesis A Snap

Organic Chemistry: Preloading paraffin containers with air- and moisture-sensitive reagents frees chemists from the glove box
(p.6)

Mergers Sweep Fertilizer Sector

Agriculture: CF to merge with OCI, Rentech and CVR get together
(p.6)

Lighting Up Nickel's Catalytic Proclivities

Organic Synthesis: Light-activated iridium catalyst enhances nickel's ability to form C-O bonds to produce aryl ethers
(p.7)

U.S. Food & Drug Administration Approves First 3-D Printed Drug

Pharmaceuticals: Epilepsy pill easier to swallow, company says
(p.7)

Additive Curbs Bovine Methane

Sustainability: Small molecule reduces the animals’ production of powerful greenhouse gas by 30%
(p.8)

Sticky Mussel Mystery Solved

BioMaterials: Mussels use lysine groups to prime underwater surfaces for sticking
(p.8)

European Chemical Sales Rise In Second Quarter

Finance: Market picks up, but chemical industry leaders remain cautious
(p.9)

Protecting Earthworm Guts

Critter Chemistry: Drilodefensin surfactants help worms cope with a high polyphenol diet
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

The power of interconnected computers has taken molecular modeling from the Pony Express to the cloud
(pp. 24-25)
Our outside contributors gazed into their crystal flasks and made predictions
(p.34)
From job boards to social media, the World Wide Web has given job hunters new tools
(pp. 16-17)
Chemistry partnerships blossom around the world, thanks to electronic communications, video conferencing, and data storage tools
(pp. 20-21)
Foreign contract research organizations grab large share of pharmaceutical research, sending chemistry jobs to Asia
(p.22)
Needs of the semiconductor industry are driving development of material-removal method with atomic-level precision
(pp. 52-53)
C&EN reporters and outside contributors explore the impact of taking the central science online
(p.11)
Tailored ALD precursors form atomically thin layers of metals, dielectrics, and other compounds
(pp. 54-55)
C&EN polled readers about their online habits
(p.26)
How the Internet has helped excite the public about the periodic table
(p.12)
How the Internet helps spread pseudoscience, and how to fight it
(p.13)
Three-hour series, “The Mystery of Matter,” tells the tales of seven scientists with dramatic reenactments
(p.56)
Web-based homework is a big hit, but online classes and virtual labs are less widespread
(pp. 28-29)
Like the jetpacks of sci-fi lore, chemists are still waiting for these three promised publishing practices to become reality
(pp. 32-33)
Blogs have given chemists a platform to discuss ideas in the open
(pp. 30-31)
Online stores of current data allow scientists instantaneous access to the information they need
(pp. 14-15)
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning highlights the quirky sights and smells of warm-weather insects
(p.57)
Physical chemist recounts how and why he fell in love with distributive computing
(pp. 24-25)
Professor describes how the Internet can be used to excite students about organic chemistry
(pp. 28-29)
The chemist reflects on why he started blogging
(pp. 30-31)
Nanotech expert shares his chemistry knowledge with people from the U.S. to Sri Lanka
(pp. 30-31)
Blogger describes how the Internet has changed the chemistry job hunt
(pp. 16-17)
How the Internet can help chemists with serendipity
(pp. 32-33)
ChemConnector recounts the emergence of online chemical databases
(pp. 14-15)
Chemistry partnerships blossom around the world, thanks to electronic communications, video conferencing, and data storage tools
(pp. 20-21)
Clima: Varios equipos de investigadores creen que sin restricciones inmediatas a las emisiones de dióxido de carbono, los avances en la eliminación de este gas apenas mejorarán el clima y la situación de los océanos
(p.4)

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