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Levitation, ultra-powerful servers, and gyroscopes so sensitive that they can directly measure the curvature of spacetime around the Earth. Each one is an application of a truly amazing type of material called a superconductor.

To see how they work, we have to quickly explain electricity.

Electricity is the movement of electrons through a material. Electrons moving through copper cables power your home, your car pulls them from a battery and moves them through your engine to start your car, and your computer controls their flow through its circuit boards to perform calculations…

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