May 4, 2009 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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May 4, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 18
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May 4, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 18
Starting from square one, the South African science community is slowly laying the foundation for a biotechnology industry
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 13-20)
Features
Government & Policy
Plans are under way to create a more formal science of science policy (pp. 40-42)
Science & Technology
The missing link between humanity's small genome and huge proteome reveals some secrets (pp. 46-49)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Obama Commits To Support For Science

President aims to raise federal R&D funding to 3% of GDP
(p.7)

Containing Swine Flu

FDA authorizes unapproved diagnostic test, new uses for drug
(p.8)

New Route To Treat Depression

Finding could help people failed by current antidepressants
(p.8)

Chemical Society Cutbacks

Global economic downturn necessitates job and benefit cuts at world's largest scientific society
(p.9)

Dow, BASF In The Black

Top two chemical firms eke out profits in the first quarter despite steep declines in demand
(p.9)

Academy Elects New Members

NAS elects 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 15 countries
(p.10)

Imparting Chirality To Metals

Method imprints solid with handedness derived from molecules
(p.10)

Celanese PVOH Business Goes To Japan's Sekisui

Sale price shows decline in business's value since 2000
(p.11)

Photonic Polyethylene

Unique block copolymers yield colorful, low-cost materials for many applications
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

C&EN's annual ranking of U.S. chemical firms shows early strains from the economy
(pp. 24-29)
DuPont Chairman Holliday reflects on transformation of his company and the industry
(pp. 31-33)
U.S. manufacturers will need more than stimulus money to succeed at powering the electric car revolution
(p.34)
Starting from square one, the South African science community is slowly laying the foundation for a biotechnology industry
(pp. 13-20)
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Government & Policy

The FBI Laboratory's chemistry unit helps solve crimes with state-of-the-art technology
(pp. 37-39)
Plans are under way to create a more formal science of science policy
(pp. 40-42)
GAO finds that ethics review boards for clinical trials are vulnerable to fraud, abuse
(p.43)