An Antares rocket launched from Virginia before sunrise this morning and is on its way to the International Space Station. Its 3,357kg of cargo include an experiment that will chill atoms to just about absolute zero - colder than the vacuum of space itself.
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High-temperature electricity without resistance could revolutionise electronics. It could take less energy to move electric charge, meaning better-performing, more-efficient electronics that are cheaper to run. It could cut down on energy costs, and might even help researchers realise better quantum computers. Scientists have gotten a step closer with a little "magic" twist.
If you're into physics making your brain leak out of your ears, you should familiarise yourself with Bose-Einstein condensates. These strange arrangements of atoms can be all the states of matter at once, can look like they have negative mass, and essentially bring the weirdness of quantum mechanics to larger scales.