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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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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)
 

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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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