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This is why niobium is the cutest element

Remember when everyone was watching that hovering magnet shoot around on a superconductor track? This is what was helping it move. This cute little guy is niobium, an element that was in the process of being discovered for fifty years and today is put in superconducting magnets. Find out about its history, and give me… » 1/24/13 6:20am 1/24/13 6:20am