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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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December 17, 2007 Issue

Volume 85, Issue 51
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December 17, 2007 Issue, Vol. 85 | Iss. 51
Two views on whether corn ethanol and, eventually, ethanol from cellulosic biomass will efficiently deliver national energy security
By William G. Schulz
(pp. 12-16)
Features
Science & Technology
Hazardous failures of lithium-ion batteries are uncommon, yet researchers strive to minimize dangers (pp. 26-28)
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News of the Week

Dow To Exit Commodity Chemicals

Company will form massive joint venture with Kuwaiti firm
(p.7)

Eisai To Acquire MGI Pharma

Japanese firm is the latest to expand by buying a U.S. biotech firm
(p.8)

House Examines Chemical Plant Security

Industry wants Congress to give DHS regulations a chance
(p.8)

ACS Board Actions

ACS Board of Directors sets 2008 budget, reelects Judith Benham as board chair, among other actions
(p.9)

Bali Climate Meeting Turns Up The Heat

United Nations talks result in a push for global action
(p.9)

Middle Ground

Conference uses science to build bridges in the Middle East
(p.10)

Senate Clears Energy Bill

With tax provisions removed, Senate overwhelmingly passes bill
(p.10)

Energy Recovery

Microorganisms can help squeeze methane out of oil fields
(p.11)

Night-Shining Clouds

Studies of high-altitude clouds may illuminate atmospheric changes
(p.11)
 

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Government & Policy

Two views on whether corn ethanol and, eventually, ethanol from cellulosic biomass will efficiently deliver national energy security
(pp. 12-16)
After more than two decades, NSF's Chemistry Division adds a research center to its portfolio
(pp. 23-24)

Books

Two books take a close look at the inventive scientists behind lifesaving drugs and carbonated candy
(pp. 54-57)
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Science & Technology

Hazardous failures of lithium-ion batteries are uncommon, yet researchers strive to minimize dangers
(pp. 26-28)
Magazine articles, stamp club, and the 'bible' provide wealth of resources
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The inner workings of the Postal Service
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Chemistry stamps depict key discoveries, famous chemists, and chemical errors
(pp. 29-31)
Technology and Business news for the laboratory world
(p.32)

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