December 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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December 13, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 50
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December 13, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 50
National Chemistry Week demystifies the role of chemistry in movies and on television
By Linda Wang
(pp. 12-15)
Features
Science & Technology
Projects to tabulate communities of bacteria that cohabit our bodies reveal unexpected roles in health and disease (pp. 32-35)
Science & Technology
China must overcome significant challenges to become the innovative scientific powerhouse it wants to be (pp. 36-37)
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News of the Week

Arsenic Bacteria Breed Backlash

Controversy: Claim that microbe weaves arsenic into its DNA comes under fire
(p.7)

Berg To Leave NIH

Head of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences will take a new job in academe
(p.8)

Chemical Sector Recovers Slowly

Outlook: A sluggish U.S. economy outweighs the bright spots
(p.8)

Peering Into A Battery

Materials Science: Technique enables direct look at electrode transformations during charging
(p.9)

Cell-Mediated Computation

Synthetic Biology: Engineered cells can be combined into complex circuits, researchers show
(p.10)

Ian Read Is Pfizer's New CEO

Pharmaceuticals: Thirty-year company veteran takes over from Jeffrey Kindler
(p.10)

Industry Hails U.S.-Korea Deal

International Trade: Chemical makers say agreement will boost exports to growing Asian market
(p.10)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Chemical industry, lawmakers fear job losses from costly air toxics rule
(pp. 24-25)
Divergent opinions on what should motivate chemists in today’s research universities
(pp. 26-29)

Books

Exploration of the evolving politics of dealing with the hazardous by-products of industrial development
(pp. 38-39)
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Science & Technology

Projects to tabulate communities of bacteria that cohabit our bodies reveal unexpected roles in health and disease
(pp. 32-35)
China must overcome significant challenges to become the innovative scientific powerhouse it wants to be
(pp. 36-37)
National Chemistry Week demystifies the role of chemistry in movies and on television
(pp. 12-15)

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