June 18, 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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June 18, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 25
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Following the recent success of two conjugates, companies are focused on developing the next generation of the cancer technology
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 12-18)
Features
Government & Policy
Latest estimates of longer time and higher cost reflect conservative approach, not trouble (pp. 29-31)
Science & Technology
Controversial theory of flavor pairing seeks to illuminate why foods go together well (pp. 37-40)
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Controversial theory of flavor pairing seeks to illuminate why foods go together well
(pp. 37-40)
As current as smartphones, as eternal as ancient Chinese tea sets, glass enjoys a clear advantage in many applications
(pp. 34-36)
Documentary filmmakers explore the human side of the periodic table
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