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June 5, 2000
Volume 78, Number 23
CENEAR 78 23 p. 3

NEWS OF THE WEEK
"Free-Rotor" Nanocomposite
Magnetic nanoparticles rotate freely within nanocavities in a solid matrix.
Train Wreck
Hazardous chemicals spewing from derailed tank cars forced thousands out of their homes.
Japanese Plastic Prices
Antitrust agency raids offices of seven polypropylene producers.
India Seeks Investments
Incentives on tap for U.S. chemical, drug companies that set up manufacturing operations.
Chemical Preprint Sites
ChemWeb.com will launch a server in July; CAS already offers customers some preprint abstracts.
2000 Welch Award
Battersby, Scott honored for work in biosynthesis.
BUSINESS
Business Concentrates
Home-Grown Talent
State governments take the initiative in fostering high-tech business growth.
Dupont-MIT Alliance
Five-year, $35 million collaboration designed to help company create bio-based materials and technologies.
OxyChem
Specialties are not the way to grow for one chemical producer.
Dot-coms
Future of dot-com exchanges is shaky; none of the top 20 is a sure thing.
SPECIAL REPORT
Mature Career Chemists
Survey of ACS members age 50 to 69 provides insight on how chemists make the transition to retirement.
GOVERNMENT & POLICY
Government Concentrates
Inspiring Teachers
NSF's systemic initiatives program is helping teachers develop skills to boost K-12 science and math literacy.
National Science Board
Washington University's Mark Wrighton is one of four nominees this year.
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
Science/Technology Concentrates
COVER STORY
Drug Discovery
Identifying dead-end lead compounds early would cut costs and shorten time of drug development.
Art Conservation
Spectroscopy provides a means to identify the pigments in a work of art.
BOOKS
"Canaries on the Rim"
One man's story of how community awareness and necessity led him to become an environmental activist.
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