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The Meissner effect is an expulsion of a magnetic field from a superconductor…

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The Meissner effect is an expulsion of a magnetic field from a superconductor during its transition to the superconducting state. The German physicists Walther Meissner and Robert Ochsenfeld discovered the phenomenon in 1933 by measuring the magnetic field distribution outside superconducting tin and lead samples. The samples, in the presence of an applied magnetic field, were cooled below their superconducting transition temperature. Below the transition temperature the samples cancelled nearly all interior magnetic fields. They detected this effect only indirectly because the magnetic flux is conserved by a superconductor: when the interior field decreases, the exterior field increases. The experiment demonstrated for the first time that superconductors
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12 days to go…

12 days to go…

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The Wall Street Journal got me thinking…

I was happy to see the WSJ's profile on me in Friday's Feb 7th print edition. When I think back on all the obstacles overcome to get to this point in my  career, I'm filled with gratitude to my readers — especially to a core group of early supporters who breathed life into my books and made the impossible possible. Thank you!  I will strive to always be worthy of your support.   http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304428004579355032961096594  #ThankYou  



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Windows XP still runs on 95 percent of the world’s ATMs


This promises to be fun.

Microsoft’s 12-year-old Windows XP operating system powers 95 percent of the world’s automated teller machines, according to NCR, the largest ATM supplier in the US. While the idea of Windows powering ATMs may surprise consumers, XP runs in the background powering the software that bank customers interact with to withdraw money. An upcoming Windows XP support change from Microsoft means ATMs will need to be upgraded and modified throughout 2014.

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