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Tough times for EU chemicals

Patrick Walter, October 2009

Christian Jourquin, ceo of Solvay and European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) president, told delegates at the Cefic Global Chemical Industry European Convention in Lisbon, Portugal, that the EU chemical industry is ‘facing an unprecedented challenge’. 

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The $1000 genome in sight with the latest technology

Michael Gross, October 2009

The price of sequencing an entire human genome is falling fast, thanks to a new generation of sequencing technologies, but how low can it go? Michael Gross investigates

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Scientific misconduct

Michael Gross, October 2009

Fans of UK cult TV series Doctor Who may remember that the Doctor, the extraterrestrial lead character whose academic credentials are never explained, uses ‘psychic paper’, a card-like material that displays to the observer exactly what they want to see.

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Advanced Materials

Arno Kraft, October 2009

Indium–tin oxide on glass or polyester is probablythe most popular transparent conductingelectrode. It finds use in heatable back windows in cars, Kugelrohr distills, liquid crystal displays, organic solar cells and organic light-emittingdevices. 

Leader

A dying breed?

Neil Eisberg, October 2009

What is a laboratory? 

Comment

Courting disaster: litigation in the downturn

Matthew Felwick, October 2009

Litigation may increase as a result of the recession, so businesses should prepare now to avoid future court cases, warns Matthew Felwick

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October 2009