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November 29, 2004
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  Table of Contents
November 29, 2004
Volume 82, Number 48
p. 1
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
HUBBLE TELESCOPE
After 15 years, the aging instrument needs a serious tune-up, but the shuttle fleet that would do it is grounded.
 
COVER: Hubble has provided countless images from space, including this 2004 image of an expanding halo of light around V838 Monocerotis--a distant star 20,000 light-years away from Earth. NASA Photo
 


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  2005 BUDGET
Congress passed a $388 billion omnibus spending bill with at best modest increases for science and technology agencies.

BIOLOGICS PACT
AstraZeneca and Cambridge Antibody Technology join forces to pursue monoclonal antibody research.

NANOMATERIALS
Carbosilane-type dendrimers assemble themselves around a template to form mesoporous nanocomposites.

PEAPOD POLYMER
Inside a single-walled carbon nanotube, fullerene epoxide polymerizes to form a linear chain.

NEW CEO FOR GRACE
Fred Festa will take Paul Norris' place in May.

DISPUTED HISTORY
Elias J. Corey's claim to have originated the idea behind the Woodward-Hoffmann rules is unfair, Roald Hoffmann says.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

OLIGONUCLEOTIDES
Therapeutic setbacks give pause to firms that supply the drug industry.

BUYER BEWARE
Rhodia's purchase of a Chinese producer revealed a dirty and dangerous workplace.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

DRUG SAFETY
FDA moves to improve its systems for tracking safety of drugs on the market.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

CATALYST DESIGN
Advanced computational methods guide modern catalysis research.

RIBOSOMES
Several research groups work to clarify the underlying mechanism of the ribosome.

INSIGHT
It might be time to move on from the theme of chemistry as the central science.

DIGITAL BRIEFS
New Software And Websites For The Chemical Enterprise.

 
 
 

  AWARDS  
 

NOMINATIONS FOR 2006 ACS NATIONAL AWARDS
Nominations for 51 national awards administered by the American Chemical Society to be presented in 2006 are being solicited.

ORGANIC GRADUATE FELLOWS ANNOUNCED

 
 
 

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  COMMENT - LOOK OVER THOSE LAB PHOTOS  
 
 

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