January 12, 2004 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
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January 12, 2004 Issue

Volume 82, Issue 2
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January 12, 2004 Issue, Vol. 82 | Iss. 2
By William Storck, senior correspondent, and Alexander Tullo, associate editor, in New Jersey; Patricia Short, senior correspondent, in London; and Jean-François Tremblay, Hong Kong bureau head.
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Features
Science & Technology
Carbon nanotubes incorporated into Si chips; nanowires grown on a virus 
Science & Technology
Chemistry symposium in Malta promotes cooperation in troubled Middle East (pp. 36-39)
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Cover Story: WORLD CHEMICAL OUTLOOK

UNITED STATES
Most indicators point to upturn, but there is still that pesky natural gas price
(pp. 18-20)
CANADA
Industry is eyeing a recovery and planning the next phase of growth
(pp. 21-22)
LATIN AMERICA
Optimistic region keeps its fingers crossed in advance of a recovery
(pp. 23-24)
EUROPE
European industry puts dispiriting year behind it, getting ready for better times
(pp. 25-27)
ASIA-PACIFIC
Shrugging off SARS, the economies of most countries in the region are surging ahead
(pp. 28-31)
 

News of the Week

ADVANCING TOWARD FINER CIRCUITRY

Carbon nanotubes incorporated into Si chips; nanowires grown on a virus
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FRANCE SHUTS EXXONMOBIL PLANT

Facility is implicated in fatal outbreak of Legionnaires' disease
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BIOTECH RIDES A BULL INTO 2004

Spike in drug approvals and investment heralds industry revival
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NIH RESPONDS TO HILL PROBE

Zerhouni requests meeting with Rep. Tauzin to discuss conflicts of interest
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EPA'S TOP COPS RESIGN

Enforcement division head, top two air pollution attorneys leave EPA
(p.8)

ANTHRAX SHOTS

U.S. judge lifts ban, allows Pentagon inoculation program to resume
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ON THE BALL

Lipid-coated beads used to detect binding events at membrane surfaces
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Departments

Business

Shrugging off SARS, the economies of most countries in the region are surging ahead
(pp. 28-31)
Rifle, not shotgun approach, may allow 3M to hit commercial targets more often
(pp. 12-14)
Government-owned China Worldbest makes deals and strengthens R&D
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Industry is eyeing a recovery and planning the next phase of growth
(pp. 21-22)
European industry puts dispiriting year behind it, getting ready for better times
(pp. 25-27)
Optimistic region keeps its fingers crossed in advance of a recovery
(pp. 23-24)
Most indicators point to upturn, but there is still that pesky natural gas price
(pp. 18-20)
Concentrates(pp. 10-11)

ACS News

Recipients are honored for contributions of major significance to chemistry
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Government & Policy

Growers and food processors may not accept the crop even if it passes government hurdles
(pp. 33-34)

Education

Science museum exhibition and website raise awareness of materials in everyday life
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Science & Technology

Naked mole-rats may resemble hot dogs with teeth, but pain researchers still find them attractive
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Chemistry symposium in Malta promotes cooperation in troubled Middle East
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