October 10, 2011 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 10, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 41
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October 10, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 41
Mass spectrometry propels the field of lipidomics
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 15-20)
Features
Business
Cultural differences may help explain rash of trade secret theft involving Asian researchers (pp. 24-26)
Science & Technology
Digestive health benefits correlate with high levels of good bacteria promoted by unusual carbohydrates added to food  (pp. 42-43)
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News of the Week

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Awards: Dan Shechtman wins for discovery of convention-bucking quasicrystals
(p.7)

A Dim View In Europe

Reputation: Public mistrust of chemical industry weighs on policymakers
(p.8)

Nobel Prize In Physics

Awards: Three share honor for discovering the accelerating expansion of the universe
(p.8)

Dow Invests In Education

Research: Firm will spend $250 million on chemistry programs at U.S. universities
(p.9)

Making Dinitrogen

Environment: Pathway involves microbial oxidation of ammonia via nitric oxide and hydrazine
(p.10)

New Cancer Vaccine Strategy

Cancer Treatment: Two-headed molecule summons immune-system attack
(p.10)

Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine

Awards: Three researchers share prize for breakthrough work on immunity
(p.11)

Cellulosic Ethanol Production Lags

Biofuels: National Research Council questions government’s output goals
(p.12)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Safety board report examines three accidents occuring within 33 hours at DuPont West Virginia plant
(pp. 34-35)
Big business, small inventors split on impacts of overhauling patent process
(pp. 36-37)
Getting a science or technology degree improves job prospects for everyone
(pp. 38-39)

Books

Enter the world of memory champions and learn some of their secrets
(pp. 48-49)

Education

Science Club for Girls teaches green chemistry concepts via the science of personal care products
(pp. 46-47)
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Science & Technology

Mass spectrometry propels the field of lipidomics
(pp. 15-20)
Digestive health benefits correlate with high levels of good bacteria promoted by unusual carbohydrates added to food
(pp. 42-43)
Chemistry technophile discusses his project to make laboratories smarter
(p.45)
Method encodes and decodes text messages
(p.44)