July 19, 2010 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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July 19, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 29
July 19, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 29
Initiatives to educate and employ workers try to find a footing as nanotechnology evolves
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 10-16)
Big shifts in the pharmaceutical industry force change on a workhorse chemical manufacturing sector (pp. 20-24)
Science & Technology
Synthetic biologists use opposing methods to make microbes with tailored functions (pp. 34-36)
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Senate hearing highlights confusion over what to do with leftover medicines, barriers to drug take-back programs
(pp. 28-29)
Appeals court rejects company's argument that part of law is unconstitutional


An exploration of the myths and realities of chemical and biological warfare
(pp. 40-41)