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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 16, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 20
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May 16, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 20
Big questions about drug safety arise in the wake of rampant supply-chain globalization
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 11-15)
Features
Government & Policy
Government tries to respond to U.S. vulnerability in these critical materials (pp. 28-29)
Science & Technology
Cloud computing could provide faster and cheaper solutions to some problems, but chemists remain wary (pp. 34-35)
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News of the Week

Methane Fouls Well Water

Environment: Study confirms link to gas drilling, as a new panel is formed to study public safety
(p.5)

Alkermes Buys Elan Business

Restructuring: Sale of drug formulation unit enables Elan to focus on neurology
(p.6)

The Promise Of Renewables

Energy: Governments policies can speed up deployment, IPCC says
(p.6)

Japan's Chemical Profits Surge

Annual Results: Earthquake had minimal impact on 2010 results
(p.7)

Wiring A Single-Molecule Circuit

Electronics: Researchers link polymer nanowires to single molecules
(p.7)

Unnatural Backbone Mimics α-Helix

Peptide Chemistry: γ-Amino acid stabilizes structural copycat
(p.8)

DSM, Roquette Invest In Succinic Acid

Industrial Biotech: Companies plan Europe's largest facility for biobased production
(p.9)

Perfluorochemicals May Postpone Puberty

Industrial Pollutants: Children with high blood concentrations of the pollutants reach puberty later
(p.9)

Waugh, Marks Win Big Prizes

Honors: John Waugh takes Welch award, Tobin Marks nabs Dreyfus Prize
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Business

Higher prices and volumes yield strong first‑quarter earnings for chemical makers
(pp. 18-20)
First-quarter results were steady, but drug companies see better times as new products approach commercialization
(pp. 22-23)
Having consolidated the Brazilian petrochemical industry, firm looks to expand in Latin America and the U.S.
(pp. 24-25)
Indian state beefs up capabilities of emergency response unit
(p.26)
Sulfur Chemicals: Deal will expand Chemtrade's reach in refining and water treatment
(p.16)

Government & Policy

Big questions about drug safety arise in the wake of rampant supply-chain globalization
(pp. 11-15)
Government tries to respond to U.S. vulnerability in these critical materials
(pp. 28-29)
The National User Facility Organization advocates for scientists who use federal labs
(pp. 30-31)
Funding: DOE and USDA devote $47 million to biomass research
(p.27)

Science & Technology

Compound restores key missing protein to cells taken from a muscular dystrophy patient
(p.32)
Cloud computing could provide faster and cheaper solutions to some problems, but chemists remain wary
(pp. 34-35)
Mass cytometry boosts the number of single-cell parameters that can be measured simultaneously
(p.36)

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