August 9, 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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August 9, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 32
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August 9, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 32
Academia and government are avid purchasers of 
greenhouse gas measurement tools, but industry is slow to catch on
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 10-13)
Features
Government & Policy
FDA ramps up efforts to ensure the analytical, clinical validity of diagnostics created and used by single labs (pp. 24-25)
Science & Technology
The fate of spilled oil in the Gulf rests with the hydrocarbon-digesting microorganisms colonizing underwater plumes (pp. 32-33)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Dispersants' Effects Debated

Gulf Oil Spill: Much needs to be learned about oil treatments' toxicity, scientists say
(p.5)

BASF And Dow Post Big Gains

Chemical Earnings: Second-quarter results are strong, but future is cloudy
(p.6)

EPA's Move On CO2 Reaps 24 Lawsuits

Climate Change: Plaintiffs challenge agency’s plan, based on ‘endangerment’ decision
(p.6)

Sanofi-Aventis Readies Bid For Genzyme

Pharmaceuticals: Takeover would give French giant a portfolio of drugs for rare diseases
(p.7)

Stem Cell Multiplier

Medicinal Chemistry: Small molecule spurs the proliferation of blood stem cells
(p.7)

A Radical Way To Make Phosphines

Organic Synthesis: Chlorine-free procedure could lead to a green industrial process
(p.8)

ACS Again Appeals Leadscope Case

Intellectual Property: Society and amicus partners will seek a decision from the Ohio Supreme Court
(p.9)

Gulf Of Mexico Dead Zone

Annual measurement reveals record hypoxic zone, but not necessarily related to the oil spill
(p.9)
 

Departments

Business

Over the past year, women have made slow but steady progress in the U.S. chemical industry’s upper crust
(pp. 16-17)
China’s flagship high-tech park hosts a surprising concentration of major R&D facilities
(pp. 18-19)
Freeslate, a Symyx Technologies spin-off, can now focus on tools for high-throughput experimentation
(pp. 20-21)
Academia and government are avid purchasers of 
greenhouse gas measurement tools, but industry is slow to catch on
(pp. 10-13)
Acquisition: India-based packaging firm seizes opportunity to enlarge its footprint
(p.14)
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Government & Policy

FDA ramps up efforts to ensure the analytical, clinical validity of diagnostics created and used by single labs
(pp. 24-25)
U.S. science envoys highlight science education as a high-impact area for U.S. aid to Muslim nations
(pp. 26-27)
World-famous museum and research complex deserves more federal support
(p.28)
Food Safety: House committee requests more information about contaminated products
(p.22)

Books

Exploring the history—and humanity—
of the pursuit for scientific truth
(pp. 35-36)
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Science & Technology

A little magnesium dust ignites surprise at birthday parties
(p.34)
Water Pollution: When exposed to estrogen early in their life, female fish give dominant males the brush-off
(p.31)
The fate of spilled oil in the Gulf rests with the hydrocarbon-digesting microorganisms colonizing underwater plumes
(pp. 32-33)