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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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May 19, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 20
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May 19, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 20
Despite recent problems, Chinese suppliers remain an essential source of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals
By Jean-Fran├žois Tremblay
(pp. 15-20)
Features
Government & Policy
Controversy continues over lethal injection drugs despite recent Supreme Court decision (pp. 36-38)
Science & Technology
Scientists hope the Phoenix spacecraft will send home clues about Mars's mysterious past (pp. 41-42)
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News of the Week

Seeing Molecules Change Shape

New technique makes it possible to analyze picosecond molecular dynamics
(p.8)

Exotic Lighting

Quasiparticles are used to make a light-emitting diode
(p.9)

Profits Derail In Japan

Major Japanese firms suffered sharp drops in earnings
(p.9)

Evestra Debuts

Firm spun off from private foundation will focus on women's health
(p.10)

Unattended Tank Led To Explosion

Chemical safety board vows to push for clearer authority
(p.10)

Earthquake Halts Chemical Output

Chinese producers suffer damage but extent is unclear
(p.11)

Hope For Preeclampsia Victims

Finding may aid diagnosis, treatment of pregnancy condition
(p.11)

Chemist Wins Top Job At UNC

Holden Thorp will be Chapel Hill's 10th chancellor
(p.12)
 

Departments

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Business

Agriculture, electronics, and increased pricing help firms dodge weak U.S. demand
(pp. 24-26)
First-quarter earnings reflect turmoil in the cholesterol-lowering market
(pp. 29-30)
Major players experience a slowdown as they launch fewer new drugs
(pp. 31-32)
Despite recent problems, Chinese suppliers remain an essential source of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals
(pp. 15-20)

ACS News

(pp. 50-51)
(pp. 50-51)
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Government & Policy

Congress struggles to reach consensus on pathway to cheaper versions of protein drugs
(pp. 34-35)
Controversy continues over lethal injection drugs despite recent Supreme Court decision
(pp. 36-38)

Books

Book is a guide to myriad pathways in the biotech industry for all players
(pp. 48-49)

Education

Innovative hands-on festival gets kids excited about science
(pp. 46-47)
Undergraduate research program boosts collaboration with Louisiana's industry
(p.45)
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Science & Technology

Scientists hope the Phoenix spacecraft will send home clues about Mars's mysterious past
(pp. 41-42)
The ratio of calcium and strontium in baby teeth enamel reveals infant diet
(p.43)
For this comedian, science is not just a source of awe but also the stuff that mirth is made of
(p.44)

Newscripts

(p.56)

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