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+ - NASA's 10 Year Mission->

Submitted by unil_1005
unil_1005 writes: A National Academy of Sciences committee recommends NASA advance research in:
      * Soft Condensed Matter Physics and Complex Fluids
      * Precision Measurements of Fundamental Forces and Symmetries
      * Quantum Gases
      *Condensed Matter
Just what you guessed they'd say, right?

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+ - New Phase of Matter in SuperConductor->

Submitted by unil_1005
unil_1005 writes: "Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a puzzling gap in the electronic structures of some high-temperature superconductors could indicate a new phase of matter. Understanding this “pseudogap” has been a 20-year quest for researchers who are trying to control and improve these breakthrough materials, with the ultimate goal of finding superconductors that operate at room temperature."

I can't imagine anything bigger.

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+ - Messed up the planet for the next 1,000 years...->

Submitted by unil_1005
unil_1005 writes: ...and it's the only one in the Universe known to produce chocolate:

"New research indicates the impact of rising CO2 levels in the Earth's atmosphere will cause unstoppable effects to the climate for at least the next 1000 years, causing researchers to estimate a collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet by the year 3000, and an eventual rise in the global sea level of at least four metres." ( And that's if we stop burning stuff right now! )

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