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August 30, 2004
Vol. 82, Iss. 35

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  Table of Contents
August 30, 2004
Volume 82, Number 35
p. 1
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
ADVANCED COMPOSITES
By blending distinct components, researchers make materials for auto, aerospace, defense, and other industries.
 
COVER: Jet fighter F-22 Raptor. Photo by Agence France Presse
 

  Latest News  
  INTELLIGENCE REFORM
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has proposed a thorough overhaul of the nation's intelligence community.

DEFECT-FREE
Novel crystal-growth strategy opens door to durable silicon carbide electronics.

PLANT CLOSING
China competition is final straw for Asahi Kasei fiber subsidiary Indaci in Indonesia.

ACS MEETING
Nearly 14,000 attendees registered for the society's fall national meeting in Philadelphia.

RESEARCH PARTNER
Discovery Partners will build a small-molecule library for NIH.

NOVEL CONTRACEPTIVE
Wyeth reveals the structure of a nonsteroidal contraceptive that is in clinical trials.

GOLD REVEALED
Researchers may have uncovered the secret to gold's high catalytic activity.

PUSHING MICROREACTORS
Clariant is developing modular gram-scale devices to deliver intermediates and pharmaceuticals.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

BARKING UP THE PACLITAXEL TREE
Production of bulk cancer drug is outpacing demand.

PARTNERSHIPS
Companies return to the discovery-stage deals that prevailed before the genome boom.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

DUPONT'S PFOA WOES
Reports of contamination and possible health effects have company testing compound it believes is safe.

TITLE IX
GAO finds federal science agencies lax in enforcing anti-gender discrimination law.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

MACARTHUR FELLOWS
Three women chemists thrived during their five-year fellowships.

TALE OF A TOXIN
Chemists revise structure and synthesize elusive marine toxin.

INSIGHTS
When it comes to injury on the job, grad students' status is murky.

DIGITAL BRIEFS

 
 
 

  EDUCATION  
  HANDS-ON LEARNING
An undergraduate summer research program welcomes deaf students.
 
 
 

  BOOKS  
  CHEMISTRY BIOGRAPHIES
Accomplishments, failures, and personalities of Lord Kelvin and Robert Hooke come to life on the page.
 
 
 

  ACS COMMENT  
  CHEMISTRY'S SILVER CIRCLE—VALUABLE VOLUNTEERS  
 
 

  ACS COMMENT  
  39TH MIDWEST REGIONAL MEETING

DIVISIONS ISSUE CALLS FOR PAPERS

 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
  Impressions Of Philadelphia  
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
  LETTERS

AWARDS

PEOPLE

NEWSCRIPTS

 
 
 


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