October 4, 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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October 4, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 40
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October 4, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 40
China’s quest to develop innovative energy solutions represents a huge opportunity for foreign chemical and materials makers
By Jean-Fran├žois Tremblay
(pp. 10-16)
Features
Education
Spending edged up 1.7% for chemistry but grew 4.8% for science and engineering as a whole in 2008 (pp. 40-44)
ACS News
International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Dec. 15–20 (pp. 49-54)
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News of the Week

Long-Awaited Ph.D. Rankings Released

Graduate Schools: National Research Council evaluates doctoral programs for first time since 1995
(p.5)

Boosting Taxol Production

Natural Products: Engineered bacteria churn out cancer drug precursors
(p.6)

Earth Gets A Doppelganger

Exoplanets: Astronomers discover habitable planet orbiting nearby star
(p.6)

Losing The Competitive Edge

Science Funding: Report says increased federal support is necessary for research, education
(p.7)

Perturbing A Cancer Reader

Chemical Biology: Locking a protBein that recognizes markers on chromatin shrinks tumors in mice
(p.8)

Switchable Catalysts

Materials Chemistry: Synthetic compounds mimic enzymes’ on-off property
(p.8)

European Firms Chart New Paths

Reorganization: Akzo, DSM, Solvay will focus on developing countries
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Business

Kurzarbeit, a government program to retain employees, eases economic recovery
(pp. 20-21)
The synergies between Saudi Basic Industries Corp. and its engineering plastics business start to take shape
(pp. 22-23)
Against headwinds, Western service providers stake out role in drug industry
(pp. 24-25)
China’s quest to develop innovative energy solutions represents a huge opportunity for foreign chemical and materials makers
(pp. 10-16)

ACS News

Agreement expands how ACS journal authors can use their manuscripts
(p.45)
International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Dec. 15–20
(pp. 49-54)
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Government & Policy

Successes have been sporadic despite many calls for change
(pp. 28-29)
EPA lays out action plans for flame retardant, family of surfactants, and azo dyes
(pp. 30-31)

Education

Spending edged up 1.7% for chemistry but grew 4.8% for science and engineering as a whole in 2008
(pp. 40-44)
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Science & Technology

Analytical Techniques: Easy-to-read chemosensor requires little power and does not pick up signals from other gases
(p.35)
The Warner Babcock Institute brings business savvy to green chemistry research
(pp. 36-37)
Construction of facility for physics and other experiments in former gold mine might start in 2014
(pp. 38-39)

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