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Nobel Prize: Announcement | Physics 2016

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 with one half to David J. Thouless University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA and the other half to F. Duncan M. Haldane Princeton University, NJ, USA and J. Michael Kosterlitz Brown University, Providence, RI, USA. ”for theoretical discoveries of …

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Boaz Almog: Superconductor levitatation

TED presents Boaz Almog who makes a super-thin 3-inch disk levitate object 70,000 times its own weight. In a riveting demonstration, Almog shows how a phenomenon known as quantum locking allows a superconductor disk to float over a magnetic rail — completely frictionlessly and with zero energy loss.