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Friday, November 22, 2002
Designer Molecules Set the Trend for Advancing Science
: "Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing computational tools to rapidly design and build new molecular structures and screen them before synthesizing the real molecule.. This new computer software program, called HostDesigner, can generate and evaluate millions of new molecular structures per minute on a desktop personal computer. In contrast, building one new molecular structure by hand takes about 15 minutes employing the graphical user interfaces present in most desktop modeling software. " The focus is on ligands that bond to metals, which are important in environmental cleanup. 9:53:19 PM
Iran to build first geothermal power plant in Sabalan
: It "will be built in the northeastern Sabalan region of Ardebil province, the director of the 'New Energies Organization', Yousef Armodlu, has announced. He said six wells were currently being drilled on the site of the plant at depths of 3,500 meters." Wind and PV projects are also underway "Based on preliminary studies, Iran is capable of producing 6,500 MW of electricity from wind power, which can be boosted to 10,000 MW, he observed." 9:06:16 PM