October 16, 2017 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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October 16, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 41
October 16, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 41
Interest from manufacturers and big chemical companies shows that 3-D printing isn’t just for hobbyists
By Alexander H. Tullo
(pp. 30-34)
Science & Technology
Appetite grows for sensors and drug delivery devices that can be ingested (pp. 20-22)
Strong chemistry job market in China makes U.S. postdoc opportunities less attractive (pp. 21-23)
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Appetite grows for sensors and drug delivery devices that can be ingested
(pp. 20-22)
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explains the chemistry that makes spider silk strong and elastic.
Engineers create stretchable silicone material that inflates to predesigned textured shapes
After exploring a computer-generated ‘chemical space’ database, team takes on the challenging synthesis of a new polycyclic hydrocarbon
Engineered tissue absorbs and transfers nutrients, could be used to enhance or restore intestinal function
Framework compound retains crystal structure and porosity in a high-temperature liquid state
Wearable device sends wireless alerts when it detects explosives and nerve agents
(pp. 8-9)
‘Solid solution’ of ZnO and ZrO2 exhibits high selectivity, high stability, and sulfur tolerance
La evolución dirigida produce una enzima que oxida alquenos de una forma única

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