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2009-07-15 23:55:00

Researchers who design and simulate molecules are facing a technological traffic jam.The bottleneck is caused by the amount of time--ranging from days to years--a computer needs to run complex mathematical equations, or algorithms, used by scientists and engineers to develop more effective drugs, catalysts for fuel cells and other molecular-based materials and applications.Todd Martínez, a professor of chemistry at Stanford University, may just have the answer for breaking...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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