Science

The High-Temperature Superconductivity Mystery Is Finally Solved

[ad_1] When electrons couple up, further quantum trickery makes superconductivity unavoidable. Normally, electrons can’t overlap, but Cooper pairs follow a different quantum mechanical rule; they act like particles of light, any number of which can pile onto the head of a pin. Many Cooper pairs come together and merge into...

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The Geological Fluke That’s Protecting Sea Life in the Galapagos

[ad_1] This story originally appeared in Hakai Magazine and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.Pushed by climate change, almost every part of the ocean is heating up. But off the west coast of the Galapagos Islands, there is a patch of cold, nutrient-rich water. This prosperous patch feeds phytoplankton...

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