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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


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Data, API Doc & Rolling, Robotic Things


Datomic is a database of flexible, time-based facts, supporting queries and joins, with elastic scalability, and ACID transactions. This is a new approach to a data storage mechanism that provides immutable data (you can compare snapshots in time!) and leverages a sophisticated query capability based on Datalog, that awesome logic programming language that has been around since the mid ’70s.

“Explore” Mars with your iPhone


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All the Medalists: Men’s 100-Meter Sprint

Fantastic info graphic on all the winners of the mens 100 meter dash over time. In honor of the games We Like this infographic from the NewYork Times showing the improvements in the 100 meter dash over the last century.  The results may surprise you.

The Big, Fat World of Lipids

Everything you want to know about Lipid MAPS, mechanics and these funny things called lipid rafts. More…

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Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, discusses national health data and the potential it offers when it becomes known through the application of technology.

Neatline offers scholars data mashability on an Open Source Platform

Neatline allows scholars, students, and curators to tell stories with maps and timelines. As a suite of add-on tools for Omeka, it opens new possibilities for hand-crafted, interactive spatial and temporal interpretation.  Explore the tool with this example exhibit More…