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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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March 25, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 12
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March 25, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 12
It helps millions with bipolar disorder, but toxicity problems and side effects have scientists looking for alternatives by analyzing the drug’s mysterious mechanism
By Bethany Halford
(pp. 15-20)
Features
Government & Policy
Stakeholders seek to reduce the amount of pesticide-contaminated dust generated during corn planting (pp. 30-31)
Science & Technology
Changes in ocean chemistry threaten Washington state’s Makah tribe as well as the region’s shellfish industry (pp. 36-37)
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News of the Week

AstraZeneca’s Lean New Look

Big Pharma: Thousands of job cuts and emphasis on three R&D areas highlight CEO Pascal Soriot’s revival strategy
(p.9)

Dow Plans More U.S. Investment

Shale Gas: Chemical maker discloses plans for Gulf Coast polymer facilities
(p.10)

Hydrogels Take Multiple Shapes

Materials: Gel sheets adopt 3-D forms in response to various stimuli
(p.10)

Avoiding The Death Receptor

Biochemistry: Crystal structures of serotonin receptor-drug complexes could reduce killer side-effects
(p.11)

A Vision For Bionic Retinas

Bioelectronics: Polymeric device restores light sensitivity to damaged retinas removed from rats
(p.12)

Instrument Executives At Pittcon See A Spotty Outlook

Caution is the watchword among scientific toolmakers at the Philadelphia meeting
(p.12)

Insecurity About Chemical Plants

Facilities: Federal officials defend backlogged risk-assessment program
(p.13)

Obama Promotes Electric Vehicle R&D

Energy: Proposal would be funded by fossil-fuel royalties
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Stakeholders seek to reduce the amount of pesticide-contaminated dust generated during corn planting
(pp. 30-31)
Policy meant to rein in federal spending may increase costs, stifle scientific progress, critics say
(pp. 32-33)

Books

Former vice president maintains that six interacting megatrends will determine humanity’s fate on Earth
(pp. 44-45)

Education

Professors shift lectures online to free up class time for more effective learning activities
(pp. 41-43)
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Science & Technology

Changes in ocean chemistry threaten Washington state’s Makah tribe as well as the region’s shellfish industry
(pp. 36-37)
It helps millions with bipolar disorder, but toxicity problems and side effects have scientists looking for alternatives by analyzing the drug’s mysterious mechanism
(pp. 15-20)
Chemists from around the world gather to fete the German Chemical Society’s premier publication
(pp. 38-40)

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