August 30, 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 30, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 35
August 30, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 35
Green-energy and high-tech industries grow anxious over China's monopoly on these valuable resources
By Mitch Jacoby and Jessie Jiang
(pp. 9-12)
Eyeing an opportunity, the world’s synthetic menthol producers expand (pp. 15-16)
Science & Technology
Three nonprofits want to fund early-stage research with help from the masses (pp. 26-27)
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Judge Halts Stem Cell Research

Injunction: Federal funding for all human embryonic stem cell research must cease

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Silver Bullet For Fluorinations

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A Head-Shaking Sensor

Bioengineering: Chemical detection linked to live cells and robotic mannequin

Buyout Targets Plead Their Case

Finance: PotashCorp, Airgas argue that hostile bids do not serve their shareholders


Carbon Credits Under Fire

Kyoto Protocol: United Nations examines alleged abuse of carbon-trading system

Red Wine Mimics Defended

ACS Meeting News: Sirtris says controversial antiaging compounds act at an allosteric site



Government & Policy

Through their appropriation power, lawmakers could alter Obama’s plans for the agency’s future
(pp. 19-22)
First physicist in Congress crossed party lines to advance science and math education

Science & Technology

ACS Meeting News: Wax is used to time paper-based microfluidic assays
ACS Meeting News: Templated self-assembly process produces highly uniform cylindrical nanomaterials
ACS Meeting News: Imaging shows larger-than-expected SERS-analyzable spots on nanoparticles
ACS Meeting News: Distinctive adhesive is helping scientists understand marine biology and providing a model for synthetic mimics
ACS Meeting News: Lanthanide nanomaterials convert visible light into disinfecting ultraviolet light
ACS Meeting News: Novel prodrug strategy improves an experimental HIV pill
Three nonprofits want to fund early-stage research with help from the masses
(pp. 26-27)
Chemists' fascination with square-planar carbon compounds continues
(pp. 28-29)

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