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Cancer Research Yields Unexpected New Way to Produce Nylon

In their quest for a cancer cure, researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute made a serendipitous discovery — a molecule necessary for cheaper and greener ways to produce nylon.
The finding, described in the Sept. 23, 2012, issue of the journal Nature Chemical Biology, arose from an intriguing notion that some of the genetic and chemical changes in cancer tumors might be harnessed for beneficial uses.

Timothy Prestero: Design for people, not awards

Ushahidi – geospatial visualization

Data visulaization platform used in the 2007 Kenyan electoral crisis.

Hint.FM New Ways for People to Talk and Think About Data

This is the collaboration site of Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg. We invent new ways for people to think and talk about data. As technologists we ask, Can visualization help people think collectively? Can visualization move beyond numbers into the realm of words and images? As artists we seek the joy of revelation. Can visualization tell never-before-told stories? Can it uncover truths about color, memory, and sensuality?

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