June 11, 2007 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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June 11, 2007 Issue

Volume 85, Issue 24
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June 11, 2007 Issue, Vol. 85 | Iss. 24
For 100 years, the Chemical Abstracts Service has kept the world's scientists abreast of chemical advances
By Ivan Amato
(pp. 38-39)
Features
Government & Policy
The U.S. Supreme Court issues a decision that may make it more difficult to patent some inventions (pp. 26-28)
Science & Technology
Chemistry could play a major role in future deterrents against currency fraud (pp. 30-34)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: A Century Of CAS

CAS Surveys Its First 100 Years
As it enters its second century, Chemical Abstracts Service continues its tradition of innovation
(pp. 41-53)
The Incredible Vastness of Data
In the hands of CAS, a morass of data points ends up telling epic research stories, page by page
(pp. 54-55)
At The Cusp Of A New Century
Chemical Abstracts Service adapts to change and continues its mission as it enters its second century
(pp. 56-57)
 

News of the Week

Somorjai Is Named 2008 Priestley Medalist

ACS recognizes UC Berkeley professor for contributions to surface science and catalysis
(p.12)

Combating Cancer

Data for approved drugs dominate at clinical oncologists' meeting
(p.13)

To Dredge Or Not To Dredge

Study recommends alternatives and better monitoring of dredged waterways
(p.13)

Harvard Licenses Nanotech Patents

Nano-Terra gets Whitesides nanofabrication portfolio
(p.14)

Pesticides Block Chemical Communication In Crops

Soil contaminants may inhibit symbiotic nitrogen fixation by plants
(p.14)

Chemical Regulation

Curtain finally rises on Europe's REACH program
(p.15)

Climate-Change Issues Heat Up G-8 Talks

Rift between U.S. and Germany remains stark at start of summit
(p.15)

Amgen Goes Chemicals

World's largest biotech firm is spending about $720 million to buy two small-molecule drugmakers
(p.16)

EPA Limits Implicated In Eye Infections

Reduced use of drinking water disinfectants may lead to more microbes, contact lens problems, researchers claim
(p.16)
 

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