August 5, 2013 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News

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 5, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 31
August 5, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 31
After years of distrust, academia and industry are forming alliances for chemical research
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 12-16)
Science & Technology
Modern chemical analysis helps replicate 200-year-old trumpets (pp. 32-33)
Science & Technology
Hormone mimic shows promise for helping crops cope (pp. 34-35)
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Federal program spotlights materials science, but plan for meeting its ambitious goal is still under development
(pp. 25-27)
Trans-Atlantic agreement could change rules such as food-labeling standards
(pp. 28-29)