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Historic January 1987: YBCO superconductors discovered and Super Bowl XXI

By Eileen De Guire / January 31, 2012

This timeline of discovery of superconducting materials shows how dramatic the discovery of high-Tc YBCO was. Credit: Wikipedia. Do you recall where you were the weekend before the Super Bowl in 1987? Me neither. No matter, let’s play some Jeopardy, shall we? Me: “Alex, I’ll take Super Bowl Weekends for $100.” Alex: “The answer is…

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Waterless concrete to cut building costs on moon

By / November 23, 2008

If you think building a house on Earth is expensive, try building a space station on the moon. That’s what NASA hopes to be doing in 2020, as part of its plan to return to the moon – this time with a four-astronaut team that will live on the lunar surface for seven days or…

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