Mullin points out that barely one-third of available oil has been extracted from existing oil fields. But with today's higher oil prices, chemists and chemical engineers are on the track of promising new technologies to tap the mother lode of remaining oil. Tullo describes the status and likely future growth of photovoltaics, as new technologies make solar energy more economical.
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Chemistry has an increasingly important role in research on cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment. To spotlight that role, the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will cosponsor a special conference entitled, "Chemistry in Cancer Research: A Vital Partnership," Feb. 4-7 in San Diego, Calif. The program will feature presentations by prominent scientists on drug discovery, proteomics, the chemical biology of carcinogenesis, biomarkers and analytical chemistry, modeling and bioinformatics, and structural biology. (http://acswebcontent.acs.org/meetings/specialty/AACR/index.html)
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