February 20, 2012 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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February 20, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 8
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February 20, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 8
Taking lessons from a failed drug, firms are ready to test a heart health hypothesis
By Carmen Drahl
(pp. 13-20)
Features
Government & Policy
In light of controversial H5N1 bird flu experiments, experts hashed out myriad issues at a public forum in New York City (pp. 34-37)
Science & Technology
Public portals to computed data and search tools are set to accelerate the pace of materials discovery (pp. 42-43)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Obama Continues R&D Support

Government: Fiscal 2013 budget shows Administration’s commitment to science and education
(p.7)

Curbing Climate Change

Environment: International initiative seeks to reduce emissions of methane, black carbon, and HFCs
(p.8)

Delivery Via DNA Nanobots

Nanomedicine: Spring-loaded structures target cancer cells with deadly cargo
(p.8)

Iron Nanoparticles For Olefin Synthesis

Catalysis: Carbon, alumina supports boost selectivity and stability
(p.9)

Cleantech Firm Calls it Quits

Assets For Sale: Energy Conversion Devices declares bankruptcy
(p.10)

Nuclear Returns

Energy: License is issued for first new U.S. nuclear power plant in 34 years
(p.10)

Fine Chemicals On The Upbeat

Informex: Merger, Asia news revealed at trade show in New Orleans
(p.11)

Memories’ Sweet Origins

Neurochemistry: Sugar-protein interaction helps control memory
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

In light of controversial H5N1 bird flu experiments, experts hashed out myriad issues at a public forum in New York City
(pp. 34-37)
The science historian discovers flaws in original design and implementation of much-debated Toxic Substances Control Act
(p.38)

Books

The story of a presidential science debate that floundered, yet elucidated challenges that science faces today
(pp. 50-51)

Education

Scientists and educators share ideas for designing affordable lab equipment
(pp. 46-47)
Organizations hope to inspire young female scientists with contest named for Rosalind Franklin
(p.49)
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Science & Technology

Coherent waves may enhance energy transfer
(pp. 44-45)
Public portals to computed data and search tools are set to accelerate the pace of materials discovery
(pp. 42-43)
Taking lessons from a failed drug, firms are ready to test a heart health hypothesis
(pp. 13-20)

Career & Employment

More rigorous food-testing initiatives will likely spur demand for analytical chemists
(pp. 56-59)

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