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Signs of a Second Flowing Solid Deepen a Quantum Mystery

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Science  08 Apr 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5719, pp. 190
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5719.190a

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA-- From 21 to 24 March, more than 6500 gathered to ponder flowing solids, splashless droplets, and living crystals. Researchers reported that at high pressures and temperatures approaching absolute zero, solid hydrogen, like solid helium, appears to flow like a liquid without any viscosity.