November 27, 2006 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

What Is Tinsel Made Of? Speaking of Chemistry Ep. 12

How is the shiny tinsel that decorates many Christmas trees made? Find out all about tinsel's chemistry history in this very special holiday episode of Speaking of Chemistry.

 
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November 27, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 48
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November 27, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 48
Merger of two big players in scientific products creates lab industry giant
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 11-15)
Features
Government & Policy
Clemson professor Luis Echegoyen takes control of division, unveils plans to reverse funding trend, advance research frontiers (pp. 21-24)
Science & Technology
Growth of scientific literature remains strong, while the world of science continues to flatten (pp. 26-31)
Back Issues
 
Research Initiative
Walking In The Customers' Shoes
(pp. 14-15)
 

News of the Week

First Molecular Anion Identified In Space

Discovery of C6H- overturns conventional wisdom in the field
(p.5)

FDA Lifts Ban On Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Agency overturns 14-year moratorium
(p.6)

Optical Eye-Opener

Optical rotation by an achiral organic compound is measured
(p.7)

Silicon Turns Into Superconductor

Extreme boron doping transforms archetypal semiconductor at ambient pressure
(p.8)

Tax Break

Chemical manufacturers are pushing Congress to restore tax break
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Clemson professor Luis Echegoyen takes control of division, unveils plans to reverse funding trend, advance research frontiers
(pp. 21-24)

Books

Two new books offer women scientists helpful career strategies, insightful perspectives
(pp. 34-35)
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Science & Technology

Geologists applaud an intelligent decision about intelligent design
(p.32)
Growth of scientific literature remains strong, while the world of science continues to flatten
(pp. 26-31)