RESOURCES: Covering the Spectrum

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Science  06 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5527, pp. 19
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5527.19d

Using a method called mass spectrometry to identify chemicals, scientists can trap a poison-wielding murderer, pinpoint leaks in the international space station, or deduce the diets of ancient cave-dwellers. A site called is dedicated to mass spectrometry, which uses an electromagnetic field to “weigh” the contents of a sample. Offerings include news briefs gleaned from technical and popular publications, tip-offs to valuable journal articles, links to labs, and the all-important jobs list. A newer site from publisher John Wiley provides similar features but covers all spectroscopy, from infrared to Raman.

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