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1. Researchers discover boron "buckyball"
The discovery of buckyballs helped usher in the nanotechnology era. Now, a research group
has shown that boron can form a cage-like molecule similar to the buckyball.
2. Nineteenth-century math tactic gets makeover, speeds answers 200 times
A relic from long before the age of supercomputers, the 169-year-old math strategy called the
Jacobi iterative method may get a new lease on life.
3. Researchers uncover new cancer cell vulnerability
Yale researchers have uncovered a genetic vulnerability of cancer cells that express telomer-ase and showed that telomerase-expressing cells depend upon a gene named p21 for survival.
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1. 3-D Printing: A New Manufacturing Staple
Thirty years have passed since 3-D printers appeared, but only recently have they hinted at a
new era of manufacturing.
2. Optimizing Graphene Characterization
Before 2004, physicists didn't believe graphene could exist. Since then, graphene has been
sought for its exceptional physical and electrical properties.
3. Fullerence-free Organic Solar
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Chromosomes (in blue) and their telo-meres (in red). Image: Narenda Wajepey-ee/Yale School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins researchers teamed up
to revamp a “useless” 169-year-old math
strategy, making it work up to 200 times
faster. Photo: Will Kirk/John Hopkins
Molecular-scale engineering set the
stage for a new organic solar photovoltaic conversion record set earlier this
year. Image: imec