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From the archives: When superconductors finally grew up
In 1967, half a century after the discovery of superconductive metal, Popular Science covered the emerging field and its potential futures.
This one-way superconductor could be a step toward eternal electricity
The material used in this first-of-a-kind superconductor could make data servers more energy-efficient.
Physics Nobel Awarded For Topological Study Of Weird Matter
Three physicists share the prize
The Weird Ways Of Superfluid Helium
As helium is cooled to lower and lower temperatures, greater and greater fractions of it demonstrate quantum effects.
Superconductor Traps The Strongest Magnetic Field Yet
A 17.6-tesla field contained in a bar the length of a human thumb
What We Saw at the World Science Festival: Quantum Levitation
An unearthly demonstration of the eternal feud between superconductivity and magnetism
NIST’s Quantum Simulator Mimics Hundreds of Qubits Interacting
In a case that’s somewhat chicken-and-egg, one of the many reasons computer scientists and physicists are pursuing a working quantum...
Your Guide to the Best Superconducting Wines
Red wine can efficiently turn iron compounds into superconductors, a finding Japanese researchers stumbled upon at a boozy party last...
Researchers Turn Hydrogen Gas Into Metal
Depending on your definition of 'metal'
Super-Dense Forms of Carbon Could Out-Sparkle the Shiniest Diamond
Girls might just have a new best friend. Diamonds are commonly known as one of the hardest (and shiniest) rocks...