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Smoke shops fade as synthetic marijuana industry slips

...Office.Earlier in 2013, lawmakers broadened its ban against synthetic marijuana, adding 35 pages of outlawed chemical compositions that even Marlboro Man or Joe Camel wouldn't be found hawking.But narcotics investigators said tighter rules...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-07/smoke-shops-fade-synth
Counterfeiter gains a family at last

...endeavors, and an ancient, nearly forgotten art. The new C note, with its color-shifting ink and special chemical composition that responded to a counterfeit-detecting pen, presented challenges that intimidated experienced counterfeiters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/21/liv_528194.shtml
Life & style
Plants that can kill other plants studied as alternatives for pesticides

...roots or decomposition of the plants themselves. Much of Weston's graduate-school research centered on the chemical composition of crabgrass, which also displays allelopathic properties. "We had noticed it suppressed legume growth," she...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/05/gar_146247.shtml
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Hawaiian squid has built-in light for camouflage

...called purines, in this squid they were made from an unusual type of protein the researchers named reflectin. The chemical composition of that tissue is very unusual, agreed Michael Vecchione, director of the National Systematics Laboratory of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/10/liv_400500.shtml
Life & style
Scientific panel concludes FBI bullet analysis is flawed

...Iowa State University conducted research that drew similar conclusions. "The fact that two bullets have similar chemical composition may not necessarily mean that both have the same origin," that study said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/24/liv_394922.shtml
Life & style
Researchers fighting bad breath in cattle

...make a lot of methane." Human activities - like cultivating livestock - have in the last 200 years altered the chemical composition of the atmosphere through the buildup of greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/14/biz_378407.shtml
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After Mars flops, NASA might have to cut back, official warns

...that will explore the surface of the planet and "rovers" that will roll around on wheels, "sniffing" the chemical composition of rocks and transmitting TV pictures to Earth. The list includes "orbiters" that will orbit Mars to monitor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/09/tec_286716.shtml
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Spacecraft orbits asteroid for first time

...a powerful camera, that will map and probe every surface inch of Eros. The instruments will measure density, chemical composition and magnetic fields. The camera will send back photos in different spectra, in black-and-white and color...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/15/tec_282987.shtml
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Spacecraft approaches asteroid's orbit

...a powerful camera, that will map and probe every surface inch of Eros. The instruments will measure density, chemical composition and magnetic fields. The camera will send back photos in different spectra, in black-and-white and color...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/14/tec_282861.shtml
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Peeps get scientists' attention

...University researchers. According to the Associated Press, Gary Falcon and Jim Zimring became curious over the chemical composition of Peeps -- those marshmallow confections we usually notice around Easter. First, they tried to boil them and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/30/met_260287.shtml
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