May 7, 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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May 7, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 19
May 7, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 19
Armed with electronic laboratory notebooks, software suppliers launch visions of comprehensive research informatics networks
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 11-14)
Government & Policy
Plan to publicize hazard information sparks new terrorism concerns (pp. 22-24)
Science & Technology
Navy’s research to keep its fleet of mine-detecting, harbor-protecting dolphins and sea lions fit might also aid humans (pp. 30-32)
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(pp. 26-27)
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(pp. 22-24)