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October 31, 2005 Issue

Volume 83, Issue 44
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October 31, 2005 Issue, Vol. 83 | Iss. 44
As NASA pushes to get its space shuttle fleet flying, researchers are developing materials for on-orbit repairs to avoid a repeat of the Columbia disaster
By Susan R. Morrissey
(pp. 26-29)
Features
Business
Firm to consolidate U.S. sites and trim 400 jobs to achieve $150 million in savings (p.7)
Science & Technology
Spending by the chemical research sector grew 7.9% in 2003, beating 10-year average (pp. 31-35)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Federal Board Seeks Safety Changes

In wake of BP tragedy, investigators call for placing trailers away from refining units
(p.1)

Institute of Medicine Elects New Members

A Chemistry Nobel Laureate, four ACS members honored
(p.1)

Nobel Laureate Richard Smalley Dead At 62

Codiscoverer of C60, a new form of carbon, did much to advance nanotechnology
(p.1)

BASF To Cut Back U.S. Operations

Firm to consolidate U.S. sites and trim 400 jobs to achieve $150 million in savings
(p.7)

Checking For Toxics

No tainted runoff found in Gulf; concerns focus on sediments left by floods
(p.8)

Particles Home In On Diseased Cells

Small-molecule-studded nanoparticles find their way to pancreatic cancer cells
(p.8)

Molecular Motor Spins On Surface

Light-driven rotors could lead to more complex nanoscale devices
(p.9)

Drawing With DNA

Nanopipette allows voltage-controlled delivery of biomolecules to a surface
(p.10)

Ionic Liquids In High Vacuum

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy used to probe room-temperature ionic liquids
(p.10)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

EPA plans to reduce reports to every other year, allow more facilities to submit less information
(pp. 22-25)
As NASA pushes to get its space shuttle fleet flying, researchers are developing materials for on-orbit repairs to avoid a repeat of the Columbia disaster
(pp. 26-29)

Books

C&EN reads about the corporate world, motherhood, environmentalism, and asbestos
(pp. 40-41)

Education

C&EN's annual survey again shows women underrepresented in top chemistry departments
(pp. 38-39)

Science & Technology

Spending by the chemical research sector grew 7.9% in 2003, beating 10-year average
(pp. 31-35)
Compounds from oak casks react with wine components to form topoisomerase II inhibitors
(p.36)
Chemistry professor discovers that accuracy and entertainment don’t always go together on TV
(p.37)

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