February 24, 2014 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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February 24, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 8
February 24, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 8
Low cost and impressive performance thrust new solar-cell technology into spotlight
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 10-16)
Researchers see a rocky path from genomics research to truly personalized medicines (pp. 18-23)
ACS News
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