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(1) MIT: New insights on fusion power

David Chandler, MIT News Office
December 3, 2008

Research carried out at MIT's Alcator C-Mod fusion reactor may have brought the promise of fusion as a future power source a bit closer to reality, though scientists caution that a practical fusion powerplant is still decades away.

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(2)Disappearing superconductivity reappears -- in 2-D

Scientists studying a material that appeared to lose its ability to carry current with no resistance say new measurements reveal that the material is indeed a superconductor -- but only in two dimensions. Equally surprising, this new form of 2-D superconductivity emerges at a higher temperature than ordinary 3-D superconductivity in other compositions of the same material.

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October 30, 2008

Open Babel: The Open Source Chemistry Toolbox

Open Babel: The Open Source Chemistry Toolbox

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"Open Babel is a chemical toolbox designed to speak the many languages of chemical data. It's an open, collaborative project allowing anyone to search, convert, analyze, or store data from molecular modeling, chemistry, solid-state materials, biochemistry, or related areas.

* Ready-to-use programs, and complete programmer's toolkit
* Read, write and convert over 90 chemical file formats
* Filter and search molecular files using SMARTS and other methods
* Supports molecular modeling, cheminformatics, bioinformatics
* Organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, solid-state materials, nuclear chemistry"[1]

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