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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 15, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 33
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August 15, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 33
Government mandates have shaped the market but not always for the best
By Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay
(pp. 10-15)
Features
Science & Technology
Two neglected diseases share similar parasites and suffer the same diagnostic and treatment problems (pp. 32-35)
Career & Employment
Drug developers are bolstering their quality management teams in response to a more rigorous regulatory climate (pp. 40-43)
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News of the Week

Economic Woes Hit Chemical Makers

Finance: Observers fear the economic soft patch is looking more like another recession
(p.5)

Layoffs Hit Argonne Lab

FEDERAL FUNDING: Budget uncertainty forces staff cuts, fiscal review
(p.6)

Nickel Unites Protons Rapidly

Catalysis: Synthetic complex can speed production of H2 by a factor of 10
(p.6)

Devices Reveal Hidden Messages

Materials Science: Sensors’ response to surface tension can also differentiate liquids
(p.7)

Direct Routes To Off-Target Effects

Molecular Biology: Techniques pinpoint zinc finger nucleases’ unintended genomic cuts
(p.8)

No Progress On Nitrate Runoff

Water: Flow of pollutant into the Gulf of Mexico is up 9% since 1980
(p.9)

Pfizer Augments Academic Network

Collaboration: San Diego hosts the drugmaker’s latest partnership
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Government mandates have shaped the market but not always for the best
(pp. 10-15)
Proposed shift to higher ethanol-blended gasoline draws questions from industry, activist groups, and Congress
(pp. 26-27)
Congress scrutinizes the merit process for awarding federal research grants
(p.28)
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Science & Technology

The ease of doing computational chemistry has theorists concerned about accuracy
(pp. 36-37)
Two neglected diseases share similar parasites and suffer the same diagnostic and treatment problems
(pp. 32-35)

Career & Employment

Drug developers are bolstering their quality management teams in response to a more rigorous regulatory climate
(pp. 40-43)

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