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#22
February 2002

From David Bradley Science Writer and
Advanced Chemistry Development

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? Alien atmospherics??A planet orbiting a distant star has an atmosphere, although it is nothing like that found on earth.
? Detecting chemical weapons with a shoebox
Infrared spectroscopy could be the key to quickly spotting chemical and biological weapons, according to researchers at the University of Delaware who have developed a portable detection kit.
? A recipe for old-age brain power??Blueberries and spinach sound like a gastronomic recipe for indigestion but according to researchers at the University of South Florida they should be on the menu of every one who hopes to keep mentally strong into old age.
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Always a clear view? Take a piece of wire wool to your spectacles and you're likely to end up with rather blurred vision for the rest of the day! But no longer. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena, Germany, have developed a new polymer coating for optical lenses that can withstand the roughest of treatment.
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Periodic Features

Antony Williams: Applications of Computer Software for the Interpretation and Management of Mass Spectrometry Data in Pharmaceutical Science (PDF, 620 Kb), Current Trends in Medicinal Chemistry, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2002, pp. 99-107.

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We review here a survey of the creation of commercial and laboratory specific reference databases and associated searching algorithms and also recent efforts to introduce advanced processing and analysis algorithms to the hands of the masses, specifically as an aid to structure elucidation. Continue...
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