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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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August 6, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 32
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August 6, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 32
A changing world means new challenges for the Department of Defense’s science and technology enterprise
By Andrea Widener
(pp. 12-18)
Features
Government & Policy
The controversial chemicals dominate Senate hearing on chemical control law  (pp. 30-31)
Science & Technology
Coupling chemical and biological processing offers advantages over either one on its own (pp. 37-38)
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News of the Week

University Of California Reaches Agreement In Connection With Charges In Lab Researcher’s Death

Lab Safety: Felony charges against UC system are dropped, case against UCLA’s Patrick Harran continues
(p.7)

Congress Punts On 2013 Budget

Budget: Deal to fund government through next March avoids potential shutdown during election run-up
(p.8)

South Korea Tops Chemistry Olympiad

Education: U.S. team earns three silver medals and a gold
(p.8)

California Pushes For Safer Chemicals In Consumer Products

Regulation: State may require consumer product makers to seek alternatives to chemical ingredients of questioned safety
(p.9)

New MOFs Are Conductive

Materials: Electronic properties may spur applications atypical of metal-organic frameworks
(p.9)

Air Pollution Test Might Miss Toxicity

Environment: Air-exhaust mix is more toxic than widely used method suggests, study finds
(p.10)

Materials For The London Olympics

London 2012: Chemical industry improves performance of athletic buildings and equipment
(p.10)

Challenging Generic Drug Deals

Pharma companies in Europe, U.S. face scrutiny over so-called pay-to-delay tactics.
(p.11)

Europe’s Chemical Companies Remain Upbeat About 2012

Chemical Earnings: First-half results are weak, but companies remain optimistic
(p.11)
 

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Government & Policy

The controversial chemicals dominate Senate hearing on chemical control law
(pp. 30-31)
Chemical safety board finds corporate focus on personal accidents ignored impending oil rig disaster
(pp. 32-33)
Report calls for badly needed renovations to come in part at the expense of science budget
(p.34)
A changing world means new challenges for the Department of Defense’s science and technology enterprise
(pp. 12-18)