August 23, 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 23, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 34
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August 23, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 34
Polymer- and organic-molecule-based solar cells show promise as low-cost power generators
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 12-16)
Features
Science & Technology
Explosion highlights need to improve safety culture at university, initiates government oversight (pp. 34-37)
ACS News
Strong growth in bachelor’s degrees spills into doctorates (pp. 44-54)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Uncovering A New Chlorophyll

Natural Products Chemistry: Researchers find a fifth type of the ubiquitous pigment in coastal Australia
(p.7)

Antidepressant's Unusual Speed Explained

Neuroscience: Ketamine, which can overcome depression in hours, stimulates rapid synapse formation
(p.8)

PotashCorp Snubs BHP Billiton

Fertilizers: Both companies see a bright future for crop nutrients but can't agree to a takeover deal
(p.8)

Postdocs Get Contract

Academe: University of California agreement increases compensation, but may decrease opportunities
(p.9)

BP Settlement Breaks Record

Regulation: Safety agency hits oil company with $50.6 million fine for workplace violations
(p.10)

Beet Plantings Banned

Ruling: Judge says USDA will have to review Monsanto crop
(p.10)

Gulf Oil Plume Tracked

Oil Spill: First journal report to characterize deep-sea oil plume
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Hopes for a new climate treaty grow dimmer, even in the face of extreme weather events
(pp. 26-27)
Federal agency says state’s ‘flexible’ permit program 
violates the clean air act
(pp. 28-30)

Books

An exploration of antiaging science and the possibility that it will realize its full potential
(pp. 41-42)
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Science & Technology

Polymer- and organic-molecule-based solar cells show promise as low-cost power generators
(pp. 12-16)
Explosion highlights need to improve safety culture at university, initiates government oversight
(pp. 34-37)
Royce murray celebrates 50 years at the University of North Carolina
(pp. 38-40)

Career & Employment

After a hiatus to care for family members, scientists find ways to restart their careers
(pp. 63-65)