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INNOVATIONS IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

July 2012

Science

Searching genomic data faster
Biologists’ capacity for generating genomic data is increasing more rapidly than computing power. A new algorithm will help them keep up.
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Glasses-free 3-D TV looks nearer
A new method for producing multiple-perspective 3-D images could prove more practical in the short term than holography.
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3 Questions: Physicist Christoph Paus discusses newly-discovered particle
Dozens of MIT physicists were part of the team that found what might be the Higgs boson. What does their discovery mean, and what’s next for particle physics?
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New chip captures power from multiple sources
System developed at MIT could combine power harvested from light, heat and vibrations to run monitoring systems.
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A conversation with Mildred Dresselhaus
Carbon catalyst for half a century (a New York Times story)
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Health

New drug candidate shows promise against cancer
Platinum compound may offer an alternative to cisplatin, a widely used chemotherapy agent.
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Nutrient mixture improves memory in patients with early Alzheimer’s
In clinical trial, mixture developed at MIT appears to help overcome loss of connections between brain cells.
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