Superconductivity Dance Flash Mob

What can I say people in science seem to like to dance a lot to explain things?:)

Ranging from slime molds to Alzheimer’s Disease, a new online exhibit, Emergent Universe (http://www.emergentuniverse.org) aims to encourage young people to learn about “emergence,” complex behaviors that arise from the interaction of simple parts. See: Emergent Universe – an online museum of science.

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Created for the online science museum emergentuniverse.org, this dance flash mob illustrates the behavior of electrons in a superconductor. Superconductors are materials which, at very low temperatures, can conduct electric currents without any resistance. That means that the current can flow forever with no energy loss.

The exhibit on superconductivity at emergentuniverse.org will go live this summer, 2011, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the phenomenon of superconductivity. Emergentuniverse.org is sponsored by the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (icam-i2cam.org).

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At  emergentuniverse.org “Unlocking the Universe” together with “Hear the Music,” it was appealing to me back then as it is now. 

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The weird quantum nature of the atomic world challenges us to revise the way we view the world around us. We learn that our everyday world – built out of the myriad superposition of matter waves, has an unexpected capacity for new kinds of behavior and “self organization” that we are only just beginning to fathom. Music of the Quantum World

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