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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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December 3, 2008

BioCyc Open Chemical Database

BioCyc Open Chemical Database

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"The BioCyc Open Chemical Database (BOCD) is a collection of chemical compound data from the BioCyc databases. Most of the compounds act as substrates in enzyme-catalyzed metabolic reactions, but some compounds serve as enzyme activators, inhibitors, or cofactors. Chemical structures are provided for the majority of compounds. The compounds include extensive lists of synonyms, and have undergone several types of quality control, including validation by a reaction-balance checker applied to the BioCyc databases.

Unlike other DBs in the BioCyc collection, BOCD is not a full Pathway/Genome Database. It contains only chemical compounds. It is also not species specific"[1].

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