September 20, 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 20, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 38
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September 20, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 38
Vibrational spectroscopy technique may someday be used to diagnose a variety of diseases
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 8-12)
Features
Business
High-throughput-screening firms say their techniques are giving industrial biotech some competition (pp. 15-17)
Science & Technology
Mobile laboratory treks across Europe to study cultural masterpieces (pp. 26-28)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Synthetic Skin Gets A Soft Touch

Materials Science: Pressure sensors give artificial skin a sense of touch
(p.3)

A Professor's Worth

Academia: Report compares Texas A&M faculty members’ salaries and teaching revenues
(p.4)

Momentive And Hexion To Merge

Specialty Chemicals: Combined firm will be second largest in U.S. with $7.5 billion in sales
(p.4)

Dow Shelves India R&D Center

Bhopal Legacy: As protests persist, company gives up plans to build major facility
(p.5)

Survey Finds Undue Influence On Food Safety

Scientific Integrity: Corporate pressure on federal food agencies is a serious problem, respondents say
(p.5)

Boosting Solid-State NMR

Surface Science: Signal-enhancing technique makes NMR a powerful probe of surfaces
(p.6)
 

Departments

ACS News

American and German Chemical Society agree to undertake joint activities to communicate chemistry’s value
(p.33)
ACS Meeting News: Grant recipients apply chemical approaches to human health problems
(p.34)
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Government & Policy

Congress is unlikely to reauthorize the America Competes Act this year
(pp. 20-21)
ACS Meeting News: Researchers discuss consequences of Deepwater Horizon spill
(pp. 22-23)

Education

ACS Meeting News: When linked with children’s literature, science grows less intimidating for elementary school teachers
(p.31)
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Science & Technology

Vibrational spectroscopy technique may someday be used to diagnose a variety of diseases
(pp. 8-12)
A "bipedal" molecule does a better job than a "four-legged" molecule moving across a surface
(p.24)
Mobile laboratory treks across Europe to study cultural masterpieces
(pp. 26-28)
ACS Meeting News: Techniques are being developed to probe the location and concentration of essential metal species in cells
(pp. 29-30)