- I thought this Andrea Widener article about the difficulties that NIH and NSF are having with more grant proposals (and the logistics of sorting through them) was really interesting.
- Also by Andrea Widener, C&EN's writeup of the DuPont methanethiol accident.
- Thanks to Carmen Drahl's article, I understand that Google X has hired a variety of chemists to work on nanoparticles towards better medical diagnostics. Pretty cool.
- (This, presumably, is a good response to Peter Thiel's critique that Silicon Valley doesn't know what to do with its money.)
- Interesting article by Maureen Rouhi on an ACS Shanghai chapter and their collaboration with E.J. Corey. (The standard conference pic in front of a Microsoft wallpaper background is funny.)
- Jyllian Kemsley and Marc Reisch cover the exit of Agilent from the NMR business. I didn't know that Bruker is already responding to its new hegemonic position by removing discounts.
Monday, November 24, 2014
This week's C&EN
A short week, still lots of interesting chemistry-related tidbits: