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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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May 2, 2011 Issue

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Some cosmetic ingredient makers defend cyclic methylsiloxanes as competitors tout substitutes
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 10-13)
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Detecting Misfolded Protein Aggregates

Biochemistry: Assay might aid early disease diagnosis
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In Search Of Misfolded Proteins

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Microrockets Take Off

Diagnostics: Tiny motors capture cancer cells and DNA from biological fluids
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Patent Office Delays Reforms

Intellectual Property: Budget cuts stall plan for fast-track application process
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Pricing Boosts Chemical Earnings

First Quarter: Strong demand helps firms stay far ahead of rising costs
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Clean Energy For The Military

Government: Energy, Defense Departments aim to develop fossil-fuel alternatives
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OCI Bets On Polysilicon

Investment: South Korean firm will build world’s largest plant for the ubiquitous material
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Doctoral Program Rankings, Take Two

Graduate Schools: National Research Council releases revised Ph.D. program assessment
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Friedel-Crafts Takes A New Gig

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