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January 31, 2005
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  Table of Contents
January 31, 2005
Volume 83, Number 5
p. 1
 
 
  Cover Story  
CONGRESSIONAL OUTLOOK
New Congress will struggle with national security, energy policy, Social Security reforms, and record federal deficits.

COVER: Photo by Susan Morrissey

   


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  Latest News  
  TITAN'S CHEMISTRY
Data from Huygens probe show Saturn's moon has methane rain and hydrocarbon dirt.

DOW IN CHINA
Company plans an R&D center in China that will employ 600 people.

WOLF PRIZE
Award for contributions to chemistry goes to Stanford University's Richard Zare.

CATALYTIC PERFORMANCE
New catalyst formulation for use in automobiles doesn't need precious metals for high efficiency.

EDITING NANO LETTERS
Harvard chemistry professor Charles Lieber has been named coeditor of ACS nanoscience journal.

CHEMICAL EARNINGS
Industry's strong fourth quarter continued the winning streak with double-digit growth.

IMAGING UNLOCKED
Fluorescent rhodamine lights up in cells with help of a trimethyl lock.

GLOBAL WARMING
Experts convened by three policy institutes issue a blunt warning about climate change.

CARGILL-DOW SPLIT
Joint venture to make polylactic acid is being dissolved as Cargill buys out Dow.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

PHARMACEUTICALS
India is on the fast track to becoming a global player in the field.

FUEL-CELL MATERIALS
Developers of proton-exchange membranes say their progress is enabling an automotive revolution.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES  
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

BIOMOLECULAR MACHINES
Enzymologists try to understand protein machines in a more quantitative way.

MOLECULAR EVOLUTION
DNA can be the blueprint for the synthesis of organic small-molecule libraries.

BACTERIAL CHAMELEON
Quorum-sensing compound can spontaneously convert to a bactericidal agent.

H2O-HO RADICAL COMPLEX
Gas-phase microwave studies reveal structure and electronics of the complex.

INSIGHTS
Diversity-oriented synthesis has been branded a superfluous slogan, but it should be given a chance to prove its worth.

 
 
 

  Books  
 

"THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DRUG COMPANIES"
Two experts sum up their views--one pro, one con--of Marcia Angell's look at a hot topic.

 
 
 

  AWARDS  
 

ACS NATIONAL AWARDS 2005 WINNERS
Benkovic, Fersht, Goodman, Long, MacMillan, Norton, and Richmond.

Call For Nominations For MEDI Predoctoral Fellowships

Nakai Garners Award For Food Chemistry Research

Valentine Awarded John C. Bailar Jr. Medal

Special Recognition

 
 
 

  Meetings  
 

PITTCON PREVIEW
This year's conference will return to sunny Orlando.

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
 

COMMENT - SCIENCE FAIRS PUT A HUMAN FACE ON CHEMISTRY—YOURS!

 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

Test Takers Or Scientists?

 
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
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