Quest for room-temperature superconductivity warms up

maglev train in Shanghai

HOVERING AT HIGH SPEED  A magnetically levitated, or maglev, train leaves Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport. Superconductors that function at or around room temperature could make speedy trains that don’t make contact with the track more practical and cost-effective.

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