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Majorana fermions predicted in a superconducting material

MIT physicists propose that a class of superconducting materials can host Majorana fermions near absolute zero, and that their existence can be verified using nuclear magnetic resonance.

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Panasonic to invest over $256 million in Tesla's U.S. plant for solar cells

Panasonic Corp (6752.T) will invest more than 30 billion yen ($256 million) in a New York production facility of Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors (TSLA.O) to make photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, deepening a partnership of the two companies.

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Meet Mary Somerville: The Brilliant Woman for Whom the Word “Scientist” Was Coined

How a Scottish polymath forever changed the course of gender in science and made a high art of connecting the seemingly disconnected.

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Sci-Fi Gets Science Right: 'Passengers' Nails the Physics

While aspects of the new science-fiction film "Passengers" may seem like pies in the sky to skeptics, creators of the futuristic space thriller certainly outdid "Gravity" and "Interstellar" in the physics department.

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An Ultra-Rare Crystal Is Found in a Meteorite, Revealing a Bizarre Form of Matter

Just a few micrometers in diameter, this quasicrystal is the third to be found in this particular meteorite, but it differs from the other two in both structure and chemical composition. While many applications have been discovered for synthetic quasicrystals, the rarity of naturally occurring ones has made them difficult to study.