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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 9, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 19
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May 9, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 19
Advances in technology create new challenges in data analysis
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 17-21)
Features
Business
With the recession behind it, U.S. chemical industry girds for growth (pp. 26-29)
Science & Technology
Conservators try to stop the degradation of NASA’s outer space outfits (pp. 40-41)
Back Issues
 
Research At The Heretical Edge
Johnson & Johnson shares a cloud-hosted data management system with its brethren in big pharma
(pp. 22-23)
 

News of the Week

Jolting The Diels-Alderase Hunt

Biochemistry: Newly discovered enzyme could help determine whether Diels-Alder reaction occurs in nature
(p.11)

Albemarle To Make Lithium

New Technology: Company claims advance will allow recovery of lithium from Arkansas brine
(p.12)

Appeals Court Overturns Stem Cell Research Injunction

Legal: Appeals court says federal funding may continue for work involving human embryonic stem cells while lower-court case proceeds
(p.12)

Israel's Teva Will Acquire Cephalon

Pharmaceuticals: Generic drug giant to buy top biopharmaceutical firm
(p.13)

Academy Elects New Members

Honors: Ninety scientists join the ranks of the National Academy of Sciences
(p.14)

Porous Polymer Captures CO2

Materials: Tetrazole groups in new material selectively snag greenhouse gas
(p.14)

Endosulfan Banned Worldwide

Persistent Pollutants: Certain uses of pesticide can continue until 2017
(p.15)

Firm Fined For Chemist's Death

Safety: Sepracor Canada admits lack of lab ventilation in worker fatality case
(p.15)
 

Departments

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Business

With the recession behind it, U.S. chemical industry girds for growth
(pp. 26-29)
Chemical market grows strongly, but country remains a difficult place to do business
(pp. 30-31)
Linked to Germany’s Merck, laboratory tools maker expects to bolster services for the pharmaceutical industry
(p.32)
Johnson & Johnson shares a cloud-hosted data management system with its brethren in big pharma
(pp. 22-23)
Advances in technology create new challenges in data analysis
(pp. 17-21)
Acquisitions: New offer values Danish firm at $6.6 billion
(p.24)
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Government & Policy

Pact with Colombia would immediately remove tariffs on most U.S. chemical exports
(pp. 35-36)
Disclosure is now part of requirements for use of agency’s logo on product labels
(p.37)
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Science & Technology

Water Pollution: Slippery scum on stream beds might accumulate hormone mimics
(p.38)
Clinical Diagnostics: New method could help reveal cancer-related changes in protein sugar modifications
(p.39)
Conservators try to stop the degradation of NASA’s outer space outfits
(pp. 40-41)
Two students seek answers to career questions at annual meeting of black chemists and chemical engineers
(pp. 42-43)
Middle and high school students from Michigan dominate competitions at this year's meeting
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Career & Employment

HHMI education director discusses coming changes in institute’s education funding
(p.44)
In drug and biotech firms, chemists are working to get more bang out of the CRO buck
(pp. 48-51)

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