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January 1st, 2014

A science news preview of 2014

Abstract:
2014 is also the International Year of Crystallography - a new campaign to raise awareness of the wonderful technique that has revealed the secrets of DNA and drug discovery. It will also promote collaboration among scientists in Africa and Asia. And finally, this wouldn't be a "preview of the next big thing" without graphene. The "wonder-material" (a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon) has been championed for use in condoms and microscopes. And for its next trick... graphene will allow bendable touchscreens on smartphones, according to Physics World.

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