October 20, 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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October 20, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 42
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October 20, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 42
Recent discovery of new high-temperature superconductors revitalizes search for practical materials
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 15-21)
Features
Business
Glucokinase activators in development show promise as an alternative for diabetics (pp. 34-36)
Government & Policy
Infusion of tax breaks and venture capital may jolt underutilized energy source to prominence (pp. 40-45)
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Government & Policy

Infusion of tax breaks and venture capital may jolt underutilized energy source to prominence
(pp. 40-45)
States, utilities, Congress struggle with court's move to overturn cuts in power plants' emissions
(pp. 46-49)
Chemist is at the helm of Defense Department's basic research office
(p.50)

Books

A collection of insightful essays by several generations of women scientist-mothers
(pp. 64-65)

Education

Appealing, informal, and free, these digital programs connect with science groups' members and the public
(pp. 61-63)
Science radio show host offers opinion about ACS's podcasts
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Science & Technology

Recent discovery of new high-temperature superconductors revitalizes search for practical materials
(pp. 15-21)
Two new centers will orchestrate studies of possible biological and environmental effects
(pp. 53-56)
Advances in block copolymer self-assembly may lead to applications in microelectronics
(pp. 57-59)
New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise
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