December 24, 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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December 24, 2007 Issue

Volume 85, Issue 52
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December 24, 2007 Issue, Vol. 85 | Iss. 52
This year's selections include numerous advances in structural analysis
By Stu Borman
(pp. 13-19)
Features
Business
Amid strong sales and earnings, the industry focused on energy and the environment in 2007 (pp. 22-27)
Government & Policy
Nobel Laureate F. Sherwood Rowland discusses his almost six-decade-long career as researcher and public policy advocate (pp. 30-33)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Small Growth In R&D Funds

Congress provides scant increases for physical sciences, biomedical research in 2008
(p.7)

Tailpipe Emissions Fight

California to sue Administration for rebuffing plan to limit greenhouse gases from cars
(p.8)

Bromate in Los Angeles Water

Suspected carcinogen may lead to new monitoring regulations nationwide
(p.9)

Lilly Taps A Chemist

Company's new CEO is organic chemist John Lechleiter.
(p.9)

Antibodies Against RNA

Library method to generate antibodies is widely applicable
(p.10)

Party With Angela Merkel

German chancellor joins the festivities at 75th birthday celebration for Sir John Meurig Thomas
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Nobel Laureate F. Sherwood Rowland discusses his almost six-decade-long career as researcher and public policy advocate
(pp. 30-33)
Some science and technology legislation passed in 2007, but funding bills are still wanting
(p.34)

Education

C&EN's annual survey shows women making slow progress
(pp. 44-46)
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Science & Technology

This year's selections include numerous advances in structural analysis
(pp. 13-19)
Unique ultrafast electron imaging tools use time to help elucidate function
(pp. 36-39)
Images captured during research turned into award-winning art
Web Exclusive
Scientists dig in to sessions on unconventional electronics, nanoparticles, and polymers
(pp. 40-42)
Computers and printers emit chemicals and particles into air
(pp. 40-42)

Newscripts

(p.56)

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