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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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April 8, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 14
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April 8, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 14
Priestley Medalist Peter J. Stang emerged from adversity to catalyze advances in chemistry and serve as one of the field’s leading statesmen
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 11-14)
Features
Business
Stories of shadowy government activity are not enough to prevent chemical firms from investing in a growing market (pp. 22-24)
Government & Policy
Fruit with nonbrowning genes may get green light in U.S. (pp. 31-33)
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News of the Week

Copper Catalysis That Clicks

Reaction Mechanism: Research reveals details of a workhorse chemical transformation
(p.5)

Flame Retardants Under Scrutiny

Assessment: Officials in U.S. and Canada want data on more compounds
(p.6)

Liquid Scaffolds From A 3-D Printer

Materials Science: Patterned droplet structures might one day help grow artificial tissue
(p.6)

Dow To Produce Shale Gas In Argentina

Petrochemicals: Partnered with oil producer YPF, the firms has plans to develop shale gas production in the country
(p.7)

Novartis Loses India Patent Fight

Intellectual Property: Ruling strikes another blow to multinational pharmaceutical companies
(p.7)

Archaea Feed On Perchlorate

Microbiology: Chemistry discovery could be a clue to how life evolved on early Earth
(p.8)

Nuclear Power May Prevent More Deaths Than It Causes

Climate Change: Study estimates that nuclear energy leads to substantially fewer pollution-related deaths and greenhouse gas emissions compared with fossil-fuel sources
(p.8)

Supreme Court Asked To Hear Cross-State Air Pollution Case

Environment agency seeks Supreme Court review of interstate pollution rule
(p.9)

White House Unveils $100 Million BRAIN Initiative

Neuroscience: President Barack Obama lends federal support to project that will map human neuron activity
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

As technological advances make genomes more accessible, questions arise over whether to bring back extinct species
(p.34)
Fruit with nonbrowning genes may get green light in U.S.
(pp. 31-33)
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Science & Technology

Chilean telescope could transform what we know about chemistry of planets, stars, and the universe
(pp. 40-42)
Priestley Medalist Peter J. Stang emerged from adversity to catalyze advances in chemistry and serve as one of the field’s leading statesmen
(pp. 11-14)
Scientists resurrect long-gone cellular workhorses to study evolution and engineer new versions of proteins
(pp. 38-39)

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