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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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April 28, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 17
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April 28, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 17
Smaller particles, higher pressures, and other unconventional conditions spur speed and efficiency in separations
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 17-23)
Features
Business
With the advent of digital information, traditional corporate libraries are shrinking or disappearing entirely (pp. 30-31)
Government & Policy
Bills enhance consumer product safety agency's clout (pp. 40-41)
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News of the Week

Momentum Builds Against Bisphenol A

Move to eliminate chemical from some products begins
(p.11)

A Petal's Pull On Water

Surface features make moisture bead up and stick
(p.13)

Chemical Makers Enjoy Growth

Companies raise prices to preserve profit margins in the first quarter
(p.13)

Cooling The Planet

Injecting sulfate into the stratosphere might deplete ozone layer, study says
(p.14)

'Hotter' Superconductors

Iron- and arsenic-based crystals form new class of materials
(p.15)

Scientific Integrity

Survey finds that EPA scientists experience political interference
(p.15)
 

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Government & Policy

Congress defies White House bid to expand markets for U.S. exporters
(pp. 35-39)
Bills enhance consumer product safety agency's clout
(pp. 40-41)
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Science & Technology

Smaller particles, higher pressures, and other unconventional conditions spur speed and efficiency in separations
(pp. 17-23)
Medicinal chemists disclose drug candidates for hepatitis, cancer, and other conditions
(pp. 44-47)
Scientists probe antibacterial mechanism of natural clays
(pp. 48-49)
Annual conference returns to Philadelphia to highlight achievements of black chemists and chemical engineers
(pp. 50-52)
Ben Stein's antiscience 'documentary' equates evolution with Nazism
(p.53)
Green Chemistry Institute's personable new director plans to build consensus for chemists' sustainability efforts
(p.54)
Technology and Business news for the laboratory world
(p.55)

Newscripts

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