photo of nebula in deep spaceWithin the exotic world of macroscopic quantum effects, where fluids flow uphill, wires conduct without electrical resistance and magnets levitate, there is an even stranger family of “unconventional” phenomena.

Studying such effects holds enormous promise for the development of such technologies as ultrasensitive microscopes and quantum computation.

A Stanford team announced last week that it has created the world’s first dipolar quantum fermionic gas, “an entirely new form of quantum matter,” which  represents a major step toward understanding the behavior of particles.

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