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MIT discovers a new state of matter, a new kind of magnetism

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I woke up this morning and I was browsing Facebook and one of my friends from school has posted this up on his wall. I thought it was pretty interesting so I'm sharing it with all of you.

extremetech.com said:
Researchers at MIT have discovered a new state of matter with a new kind of magnetism. This new state, called a quantum spin liquid (QSL), could lead to significant advances in data storage. QSLs also exhibit a quantum phenomenon called long-range entanglement, which could lead to new types of communications systems, and more.
I personally think the coolest part of this is this:
extremetech.com said:
Lee also seems to think that QSLs could lead us towards higher-temperature superconductors — i.e. materials that superconduct under relatively normal conditions, rather than -200C.
See the whole article here.
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/...a-new-state-of-matter-a-new-kind-of-magnetism
 
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Looks like fools gold.
 

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its about time
 

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