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November 8, 2004
Vol. 82, Iss. 45

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  Table of Contents
November 8, 2004
Volume 82, Number 45
p. 3
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
RENEWABLE RESOURCES
Increases in the price of oil may drive specialty chemicals into a postpetroleum era.
 
COVER: Dupont Photo
 


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  Latest News  
  PLANT SECURITY
Union workers report inadequate security measures at companies that make or use hazardous chemicals.

ARCTIC WARMING
Temperatures have been rising more rapidly in the Arctic than anywhere else on Earth, according to a new study.

ALL-ORGANIC TITAN
Cassini flyby reveals geologically complex surface of Saturn's moon.

EUROPEAN EARNINGS
Firms report strong growth this quarter in wake of cost-cutting measures.

SINOPEC
Chinese chemical maker will buy more than $2 billion in assets from its parent company.

VOTERS' CHOICES
Republicans solidified their power base in Congress as states passed research and environmental initiatives.

DOW CHEMICAL
New CEO Andrew Liveris will lead firm, which shows strong sales and earnings growth.

BEETLE JUICE
Some species of frogs and birds get their powerful poison from a beetle they like to eat.

ANCIENT BEAUTY
Chemical analysis of Roman-era cosmetic cream reveals a sophisticated formulation.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

CHINESE ECONOMY
Longer term prospects are good despite current problems.

PLASTICS & RUBBER
At K 2004 trade show, plastics makers express optimism, thanks to strong sales volumes.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

NIH FUNDING
Agency balances new road map initiative with traditional, investigator-initiated research grants.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

IONIC LIQUIDS
Designer solvents find diverse uses in organic synthesis.

VISIONS OF SCIENCE
Breathtaking images of science are honored in annual photo competition.

WHAT'S THAT STUFF?
Physical chemistry and flavor-release techniques make ice cream a favorite treat.

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
  Official Reports from the Philadelphia Meeting  
 
 

  Meetings  
  17th Winter Fluorine Conference  
 
 
  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

A Radical Notion

 
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
  LETTERS

AWARDS

NEWSCRIPTS

 
 
 


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VISIONS OF SCIENCE

WHAT'S THAT STUFF?
ICE CREAM

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