Physicists Achieved Superconductivity In A Non-Superconductor

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Superconductivity was discovered in 1911. But it wasn't until October 2016 that physicists were able to achieve superconductivity in a non-superconductor, for the first time ever. This concept was proposed in the 1970s, but it was only a dream until now. What's so special about superconductivity, and why is is useful? Find out by watching the videos below.

An Explanation Of Conductivity And Superconductivity

Here's what the two mean, explained as simply and as fast as possible.

What's So Super About Superconductivity?

It's all about electrical resistance.

Superconductor Makes Magnet Levitate

A property of superconductors is the ability to levitate magnets—and it is super cool to watch.

Written by Curiosity Staff November 2, 2016