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Sunscreen SPF Explained - Speaking of Chemistry

Chemical & Engineering News Senior Editor Carmen Drahl and Associate Editor Sophia Cai explain the chemistry behind SPF, so you don't get burned, in the latest video of “Speaking of Chemistry”.

 
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December 3, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 49
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December 3, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 49
Microbes within pandas and other creatures may hold keys to cost-competitive cellulose-based biofuels
By Stephen K. Ritter
(pp. 13-16)
Features
Business
Regulators and environmentalists force changes in the water repellency business (pp. 20-23)
Government & Policy
U.S. explosion in natural gas, oil production will transform global energy picture  (pp. 30-31)
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News of the Week

Better Tools For Drugmakers

Organic Synthesis: Zinc reagents make it easier to modify valuable heteroarenes
(p.7)

David J. Kappos To Step Down From Patent Office In January

Intellectual Property: Patent chief worked to streamline U.S. patenting process during his tenure
(p.8)

Life Support For Montreal R&D

Biotech: Industry, government form nonprofit research hub
(p.8)

Organometallic Catalyst Works With Natural Enzymes In Reaction Cascades

Artificial metalloenzyme made of iridium complex embedded in protein scaffold cooperates with natural enzymes
(p.9)

Thawing Permafrost Throws Off Global Warming Forecasts

Estimates skewed because of exclusion of greenhouse gas emissions from now-frozen soil, report says
(p.9)

Changes Afoot On Capitol Hill

Politics: Leaders are announced for key 113th Congress committees on science, energy, and the environment
(p.10)

Hearing On UCLA Lab Death Begins

Lab Safety: Outcome will determine whether chemistry professor’s case will go to trial
(p.10)

GlaxoSmithKline Makes A Move

Expanding in Indian and Nigerian markets, GSK commits a large sum for acquisitions
(p.11)

Low-Cost Protection For Biomass-Processing Catalysts

Renewables: Carbon film protects, stabilizes petrochemical catalysts
(p.11)
 

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Science & Technology

Water-focused polemic calls scientists and engineers to action
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Pharmacologist hopes his crowdsourcing experiment will add a new dimension to the open science movement
(p.36)
Microbes within pandas and other creatures may hold keys to cost-competitive cellulose-based biofuels
(pp. 13-16)
Researchers home in on the biochemical mechanism of how cells keep time
(pp. 34-35)

Career & Employment

The field’s adaptability and interdisciplinary nature promote job growth
(pp. 41-42)
Massive open online courses, such as Coursera’s, present opportunities that people and businesses shouldn’t pass up
(p.26)

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