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#28
November 2002

From David Bradley Science Writer and
Advanced Chemistry Development

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? Getting the nanoplumbers in??It had to happen - an international team of researchers has developed a technique for welding together single-walled carbon nanotubes, which could pave the way to controlled fabrication of molecular circuits and nanotube networks.
? Composting computers??Biodegradable composites made from soybean protein, degradable polymers, and plant-based fibers could one day replace the conventional plastics used to make everything from computer casings to car parts, food packaging to cellphone covers. The concept might greatly reduce the use of landfill, according to Cornell University scientists.
? St John's interference??The herbal antidepressant St John's wort has been found to interfere with the metabolism of the anticancer drug irinotecan, according to Dutch research.
? Chemists branch out?A new synthesis strategy that increases the charge carrier mobility of conventional organic molecules and conducting polymers has been developed by Virgil Percec and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. The team hopes that their research will act as a springboard for supramolecular electronics.
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