from the old-dog-new-tricks dept.
Diana writes "Physicists at CNRS have demonstrated superconductivity in silicon, the element long known for its semiconducting properties. High doping is the key — by substituting 9% of the silicon atoms with boron atoms, it was found that the resistance of the material drops sharply when cooled below 0.35 K. A small increase in the transition temperature is likely with further work."
A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the
seed from which other committees will bloom.