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Science  13 Aug 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5430, pp. 979d
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5430.979d

Lab's little instruction book. For an exhaustive rundown on the hottest methods in molecular and cell biology, click over to Protocol Online. The site links to hundreds of protocols from commercial and research labs and hosts a helpful Q&A forum. http://www.protocol-online.net/

Ray of first light. Bookmark this site to catch the first pics from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the massive space telescope that should beam down its first light image (of a supernova remnant) by mid-September, if not sooner. The site also offers loads of background on Chandra, including interviews with scientists, videos of last month's launch, and links to other sites. http://www.xraytelescope.com/

Crystal ball. Structural biologists will no doubt find invaluable this new online guide to high-energy synchrotron facilities around the world. It includes data on beam capabilities, schedules, application info, contacts, even pointers to nearby hotels. biosync.sdsc.edu

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