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Tomorrow Daily 088: Ultrafast maglev trains, unlimited 'Interstellar' tickets, and more

On today's show, we discuss Japan's newest superconductor maglev train, AMC and Paramount's unlimited "Interstellar" ticket, and nanosculptures that can only be viewed with an electron microscope.

By November 18, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 088: Ultrafast maglev trains, unlimited 'Interstellar' tickets and more

We can't believe these tiny sculptures (created by artist Jonty Hurwitz) are thinner than the width of a human hair and relatively detailed for their size. If you wanted to see them, though, you'd need to have an electron microscope handy.

By November 18, 2014

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This 'Back to the Future' hoverboard will blow your mind

Trust us: If hoverboards were as real as this one from a mysterious company called HUVr, the world really would be changed forever. Or at the very least, it would be way more fun.

By March 4, 2014

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Teeny tiny windmills could recharge phones

Researchers at UT Arlington have designed a microscopic windmill which, en masse, could be used to power mobile electronics.

By January 13, 2014

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iPhone's marimba halts New York Philharmonic

A ringing and persistent iPhone marimba ringtone stops Mahler's Ninth Symphony dead. It being New York, the audience gets upset.

By January 12, 2012

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Superconductors: Cure for grid transmission woes?

American Superconductor says using underground superconductor cables is a better way to bulk up the U.S. transmission grid. Will such a DC network make inroads against AC?

By July 14, 2009

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Mag Surf: Quantum skateboard defies gravity

What do you get when you cross a skateboard with a maglev train? A way cool science fair demo.

By October 21, 2011

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Cheers! Booze can 'induce' superconductivity

Alcoholic drinks turn ceramic compounds into superconductors. Can beer-based unobtainium be far off?

By January 4, 2011

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Ugly overhead wires, your days are numbered

American Superconductor to fulfill order for more than 3 million meters of wire to be used in underground direct-current superconductor cables laid in Korea and the U.S.

By October 7, 2010

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Graphene research yields Nobel Prize in physics

Graphene holds the potential for profoundly transforming materials science--everything from computer chips and flexible displays to solar cells and lighter aircraft.

By October 5, 2010