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The science that stumped Einstein

In 1908, the physics world woke up to a puzzle whose layers have continued to stump the greatest scientists of the century ever since. That year, Dutch physicist Kamerlingh Onnes cooled mercury down to -450° ...

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A nanosized hydrogen generator

Scientists discover an on/off switch for aging cells

Wireless sensor transmits tumor pressure

CERN: World-record current in a superconductor

In the framework of the High-Luminosity LHC project, experts from the CERN Superconductors team recently obtained a world-record current of 20 kA at 24 K in an electrical transmission line consisting of two ...

Colored diamonds are a superconductor's best friend

( —Flawed but colorful diamonds are among the most sensitive detectors of magnetic fields known today, allowing physicists to explore the minuscule magnetic fields in metals, exotic materials and ...

Sierra Leone faces criticism over Ebola shutdown

The curious case of the fluctuating speed of light

Superconductivity switched on by magnetic field

Superconductivity and magnetic fields are normally seen as rivals – very strong magnetic fields normally destroy the superconducting state. Physicists at the Paul Scherrer Institute have now demonstrated ...

Resistance makes waves

Even physics can give pointers for energy saving. An international team working together with the Centre for Quantum Materials, run by the Max Planck Society in conjunction with the University of British ...

Physicists design zero-friction quantum engine

Rules of thumb for climate change turned upside down

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