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July 11, 2005
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  Table of Contents
July 11, 2005
Volume 83, Number 28
p. 1
 
 
  Cover Story  
FACTS & FIGURES
Chemical industry data for 2004 show a significant turnaround for producers around the world, as production volumes increase.

COVER: Photodisc

   
  Latest News  
  DOPING NANOCRYSTALS
Theoretical model guides scientists in preparing doped semiconductor nanocrystals.

CHEMTURA'S DEBUT
Crompton changes its name as it completes deal for Great Lakes Chemical.

PLANNING FOR EMISSIONS
EPA proposal would block public access to companies' plans to deal with operational upsets.

GLASS SPONGES
Latticework structure of glass sea-sponge skeletons offers insights for nanoscale mechanical engineering.

PHTHALATE BAN
European Parliament bars use of three phthalate plasticizers for children's toys and child care items.

DEEP IMPACT
Space probe collides with comet Tempel 1, leaving a crater bigger than a house.

SILICON RING
First stable all-silicon aromatic ring is synthesized by a group in Japan.

VX DISPOSAL STOPS
Army finds that by-product of nerve agent neutralization in Indiana is flammable.

SELLING BOREALIS
Norway's Statoil is selling its 50% stake in Borealis to existing partners.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

CHEMSPEC
Trade show gives new companies an opportunity to shine.

NEW OWNER
Family-owned PQ Corp. is sold to JP Morgan, whose plan is to maximize growth and earnings.

ECONOMIC EXPANSION
Chemical firms at industry conference outline strategies for the future.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

ENERGY LEGISLATION
Committee must hammer out significant differences between the House- and Senate-passed bills.

CLIMATE CHANGE
States and cities act to reduce greenhouse gases.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

PHARMA TOOL
Accelerator mass spectrometry is used to better understand drug candidates.

NOVARTIS
Relocation to Cambridge, Mass., drives patient-focused vision for drug discovery.

ONLINE DATABASES
New, free databases encompass all known protein-ligand complexes and their binding information.

INSIDE INSTRUMENTATION
Technology And Business News For The Laboratory World.

 
 
 

  Education  
 

OUTREACH
Graduate students build high-tech microscopes for Los Angeles high schools.

 
 
 

  BOOKS  
 

FIVE QUARTS: A Personal and Natural History of Blood

THE SCIENCE OF THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

THE WORLD IS FLAT: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century

 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

Go Figure

 
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
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NEWSCRIPTS

 
 
 


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COVER STORY
FACTS & FIGURES

NEWS OF THE WEEK
NANOCRYSTALS

NEWS OF THE WEEK
GLASS SPONGES

NEWS OF THE WEEK
SILICON RING

BUSINESS
CHEMSPEC

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
CLIMATE CHANGE

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
PHARMA TOOL

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
NOVARTIS