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This Exotic Crystal Is Fueling the Quantum Revolution

Bismuth was long thought to be an ordinary metallic crystal, but groundbreaking research by physics professor Arun Bansil and his colleagues predicts it is in fact a highly efficient topological insulator, and it could be the answer to building supercomputers that don't overheat.

They Know What Astronauts Are Going to Need Once We Put Them On Mars

Two projects by Northeastern students, designed to help astronauts Mars, will be on display at the Museum of Science this weekend. One group of students has built a drill to extract water from beneath the planet’s surface. The other group built a rover to accompany and assist astronauts as they work.