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Pluto, Spaceballs, and DNA: NOVA Next Week in Review

ByAllison EckNOVA NextNOVA Next

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This Week’s NOVA Next Feature

How a mathematical breakthrough from the 1960s now powers everything from spacecraft to cell phones. NOVA Next contributor Alex Riley

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