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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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March 30, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 13
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March 30, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 13
Some instrument vendors skipped Pittcon 2009, but more than 19,000 attendees did not
By Stuart A. Borman
(pp. 35-38)
Features
Business
As greenhouse gas regulations loom in the U.S., chemical firms worry about what they'll look like (pp. 16-19)
Government & Policy
Researchers help U.S. Army search for chemical munitions dumped at sea (pp. 24-26)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Weathering The Crisis

Analytics For Fuel Cells
New tools to probe degradation will help design of longer lasting devices
(pp. 39-41)
Advanced Detectors Take The Stage
Hybrid technologies combine strengths to improve photon and ion detectors
(pp. 42-43)
Shining Light On Art
Conservators use intense light sources for everything from characterizing pigments to removing lichens
(pp. 44-45)
Food Analysis Gets A Boost
New methods offer simpler, faster, more convenient ways to characterize food
Web Exclusive
New And Notable At Pittcon
Scientific instrumentation and more
(pp. 46-50)
Pittcon Awards 2009
Researchers receive honors for achievements in analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy
(pp. 51-52)
 

News of the Week

Chemists Meet In Utah

Nanoscience is the theme of society's Salt Lake City convention
(p.6)

Science In The Domestic Agenda

Science is central to U.S. economic recovery and future, House Speaker says
(p.7)

Solar Firm Wins Big U.S. Loan

Financing plan has been years in the making
(p.8)

Clear Nanofiber Paper

Cellulose-based material could be used for flexible electronics
(p.9)

Innospec CEO Resigns

Tainted by UN oil-for-food program scandal
(p.9)

A Cell's Vacuum Cleaner

Researchers solve the structure of P-glycoprotein, which kicks molecules out of cells
(p.10)

Energy Spending Plans Detailed

Administration proposes big increases in energy development, new R&D program
(p.11)

Found Meteorites Could Aid Asteroid Studies

Unique rocks collected in the desert come from recent asteroid breakup
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Researchers help U.S. Army search for chemical munitions dumped at sea
(pp. 24-26)
Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry favors industry over public health, critics say
(p.27)
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Science & Technology

New tools to probe degradation will help design of longer lasting devices
(pp. 39-41)
Hybrid technologies combine strengths to improve photon and ion detectors
(pp. 42-43)
Conservators use intense light sources for everything from characterizing pigments to removing lichens
(pp. 44-45)
New methods offer simpler, faster, more convenient ways to characterize food
Web Exclusive
Scientific instrumentation and more
(pp. 46-50)
Livermore Lab's National Ignition Facility is gearing up to focus on the inner workings of planets and stars, fusion energy research
(pp. 30-33)
Holy grails increasingly litter the scientific literature; this writer is on a quest to banish them
(p.34)

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