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Superconductor breakthrough claims draw interest and skepticism

Aug 2, 2023
Claims of a room-temperature superconductor have gone viral, but others' earlier claims to have achieved this have been debunked.
A superconductor chilled to a very cold temperature levitates under magnets. It's called the Meissner effect.
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Could a recent scientific breakthrough in electric conductivity transform tech?

Researchers at the University of Rochester created a material that could make superconducting possible at room temperature.
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