September 13, 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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September 13, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 37
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September 13, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 37
C&EN examines two trends: funding agencies push for assessment of education projects, and chemistry professors maintain multiple research groups and labs worldwide
By A. Maureen Rouhi
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Features
Government & Policy
Corn-kernel-based ethanol hits the fast lane, but cellulosic ethanol is still stuck in first gear (pp. 20-23)
Science & Technology
With new fuel formulations, reactors could extract more energy, reduce hazardous waste (pp. 29-31)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Pedagogy That Works

Measuring Success
Funding agencies are pushing for more data to prove that investing in chemical education innovation is paying off
(pp. 48-52)
An Office Across The Ocean
Seizing unique opportunities, u.s. professors set up shop abroad
(pp. 53-54)
 

News of the Week

Ion-Initiated Cross-Talk

Supramolecular Chemistry: Electron transfer in complex begins with ionic interactions
(p.5)

Appeals Court Lifts Stem Cell Injunction

Ruling: Federal funding can resume for now
(p.6)

Court Clears Thai Projects

Petrochemicals: Construction activity will resume at Map Ta Phut
(p.6)

Melanoma Drug's Structure Revealed

Drug Development: Promising skin cancer therapy targets a rogue kinase
(p.7)

A Bleak View For Curbing CO2

Environment: Breaking the world’s fossil-fuel addiction will be difficult at best, study suggests
(p.8)

Obama Backs R&D Tax Credit

Economy: Plan would increase and make permanent a research tax break
(p.8)

Bristol-Myers To Buy Zymogenetics

Pharmaceuticals: Purchase adds to drugmaker’s virology portfolio
(p.9)

Reducing Carbon From Coal

Greenhouse Gases: German partners seek to mitigate CO2 emissions
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Corn-kernel-based ethanol hits the fast lane, but cellulosic ethanol is still stuck in first gear
(pp. 20-23)
Drugmakers say patent settlements create savings for health care system
(pp. 24-25)

Education

Funding agencies are pushing for more data to prove that investing in chemical education innovation is paying off
(pp. 48-52)
Seizing unique opportunities, u.s. professors set up shop abroad
(pp. 53-54)
C&EN examines two trends: funding agencies push for assessment of education projects, and chemistry professors maintain multiple research groups and labs worldwide
(p.47)
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Science & Technology

International: Nobel Laureates suspect sinister motives in absence of Israeli scientists; many others disagree
(p.38)
Structural Biology: Switchable fluorescence technique measures multiple distances in single molecules
(p.27)
With new fuel formulations, reactors could extract more energy, reduce hazardous waste
(pp. 29-31)
ACS Meeeting News: Amino acid substitutions boost natural peptides’ germ-killing abilities and reduce side effects
(pp. 36-37)
ACS Meeting News: Chemists pay tribute to a respected editor and look to the future of the field
(pp. 33-35)

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