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August 30, 2004 Issue

Volume 82, Issue 35
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August 30, 2004 Issue, Vol. 82 | Iss. 35
Custom blending of materials with distinct characteristics leads to advanced composites with tailor-made properties
By MITCH JACOBY, C&EN CHICAGO
(pp. 34-39)
Features
Government & Policy
Proposal would dismantle CIA, move some key Pentagon intelligence agencies 
Science & Technology
At the end of their MacArthur fellowships, three women chemists are more daring, more visible (pp. 22-26)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: COMPOSITE MATERIALS

NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES
Composite makers brace for extraordinary new use of their products in commercial aerospace
(pp. 40-41)
 

News of the Week

INTELLIGENCE OVERHAUL

Proposal would dismantle CIA, move some key Pentagon intelligence agencies
(p.5)

SILICON CARBIDE WITHOUT DEFECTS

Multistep strategy to grow crystals opens door to more durable electronics
(p.6)

CHEMISTS CONVENE IN PHILADELPHIA

Fall national meeting features sold-out exhibition, graduate education
(p.7)

DISCOVERY PARTNERS WINS NIH CONTRACT

Firm is second to benefit from government medical research initiative
(p.8)

NONSTEROIDAL CONTRACEPTIVE

Compound may have fewer side effects than current steroidal agents
(p.8)

ORIGIN OF GOLD'S CATALYTIC ACTIVITY

Two atomic layers are key to the catalytic activity of nanoscale gold
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

PFOA is found in human blood, but sources of this persistent compound remain elusive
(p.17)
GAO report looks at how federal science agencies monitor grantees' compliance with Title IX
(p.20)

Education

Summer researchers--deaf and hearing--at James Madison put a twist on hands-on learning
(pp. 32-33)
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Science & Technology

Custom blending of materials with distinct characteristics leads to advanced composites with tailor-made properties
(pp. 34-39)
NEW SOFTWARE AND WEBSITES FOR THE CHEMICAL ENTERPRISE
(p.30)
At the end of their MacArthur fellowships, three women chemists are more daring, more visible
(pp. 22-26)
Saga of marine toxin's structure determination and synthesis has many twists and turns
(pp. 27-29)
Graduate students injured while doing laboratory research often face an uncertain fate
(p.31)

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