Strange materials with strange behaviors may transform science and engineering

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2016 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded
The scientists "opened the door" to an unknown world, said the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
If you’re a topologist having breakfast, you’re going to have a hard time telling the difference between your doughnut and your coffee mug. And that coffee in the mug might just as well be coffee ice or coffee steam.
Understand those two ideas and you’ve pretty much got this year’s Nobel Prize in physics nailed. If not, maybe we should go a little further.