September 15, 2008 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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September 15, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 37
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September 15, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 37
Adding ion mobility to mass spectrometry brings new levels of separation and information to analyses
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 11-18)
Features
Business
Emory University teams with the South African government to lay the groundwork for a biotech industry (pp. 23-26)
Government & Policy
Science and technology summit calls for immediate funding of the America Competes Act (pp. 31-32)
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News of the Week

Evaluating Nanomaterials

Research alliance will develop means to predict hazards of nanoscale materials
(p.5)

Collider Ramps Up

World's largest particle accelerator sends its first protons flying
(p.6)

Medical Isotope Shortage

Shutdowns of nuclear reactors in Europe are behind the crisis
(p.7)

Transpiration Mimic

'Synthetic tree' pumps water with negative pressure
(p.7)

Chemical Leaders In Jeopardy

Clariant's CEO is ousted as Ciba's chairman comes under attack
(p.8)

Energy Department Goes Solar

Using solar panels on its headquarters' roof, DOE is now generating some of its own electricity
(p.8)

Oleic Acid's Hypotensive Effect

Olive oil component lowers blood pressure through physical, not metabolic, means
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Science and technology summit calls for immediate funding of the America Competes Act
(pp. 31-32)
Proposed rule could further delay workplace health standards for many chemicals
(p.33)

Books

A look inside the paranoid industry that manipulates fragrance molecules to find pleasure and profit
(pp. 44-45)

Education

Video clips featuring the periodic table of the elements strike a chord with YouTube fans
(pp. 42-43)
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Science & Technology

Adding ion mobility to mass spectrometry brings new levels of separation and information to analyses
(pp. 11-18)
Studies finger the causes of Fischer-Tropsch catalyst deactivation
(pp. 36-37)
Advances could spur treatments for more symptoms than current drugs address
(pp. 38-40)
Technology and Business news for the laboratory world
(p.41)

Newscripts

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