OLD-TIME DRUG DISCOVERY >> Had he lived, penicillin co-discoverer Alexander Fleming would have turned 125 on August 6, and to celebrate, he could have keynoted the 11th annual Drug Discovery Technology conference in Boston from August 7-10. For more, see www.drugdisc.com/section.asp.
BUILDING ECOCITIES >> If the lab design feature on page 40 gets your architectural juices flowing, why not go to Ecocity 6 in Bangalore, India from August 5-12 to learn how to build sustainable cities of the future.
(EDITOR?S NOTE: After press time, this meeting was postponed until November. Please visit www.tciconferences.com/ecocity2006/ecocity2006.htm for an updated schedule.)
CONTROLLING MERCURY >> Last year in our pages, Larry Schweiger called for coal-fired power plants - the largest uncontrolled source of mercury in the US - to control 90% of their mercury emissions. That move "is essential to accelerate progress toward making our fish safe...