Text Box: Mechanical and electrodynamic phenomena each form a realm for themselves. The former take place in absolute Newtonian space, which is defined by the law of inertia and which betrays its existence through centrifugal forces; the latter are states of the ether which is at rest in absolute space. A comprehensive theory, such as Lorentz's aims at being, cannot allow these two realms to exist side by side unassociated.
We have seen that physicists in spite of incredible effort and ingenuity were not able to reduce electrodynamics to terms of mechanics. ...
Max Born, Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Dover, NY, 1965; pp 207-208
Text Box: If you want to start a fight in a roomful of physicists, ask them how high-temperature superconductors (HTSCs) work. The com-pounds, which are based on layers of copper oxides, lose their electrical resistance at temperatures as high as 138 kelvin – almost 100 degrees warmer than the best conventional superconductor. By rights, they should be prime candidates for a unified theory. Yet 15 years after the discovery of HTSCs, every theorist seems to have a different explanation for their strange properties. ...
The French team [of researchers shooting beams of neutrons onto HTSCs at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France] discovered a faint peak that suggested the [electron] spins were conspiring in some collective resonant interaction, like a sea of compass needles all wiggling in unison. And because the resonant peak grew large and sharp when the material was super-conducting, many thought that magnetic interactions might help solve the mystery of HTSC superconductivity. ... 
"This proves that the resonant mode is a generic property of these superconducting materials," [co-author Bernhard] Keimer says...
Michael Norman, a theorist at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois agrees: "Now it's clear that this resonance is the rule rather than the exception." ...
Perplexing Compounds Rejoin the Club, David Voss, Science 295, 604 (25 January 2002)
Text Box: The phenomenon of magnetism has aroused the curiosity of many a human mind from the child to the likes of Albert Einstein. 
The very fact that modern physics is looking for the magnetic monopole – a sort of one-hand clapping – says it all for our current understanding of the phenomenon.
Electricity, too, is of no less an intrigue to the rational mind, with superconductivity still remaining the enigma it has always been 
within the mystery.
But, now, unimaginable though it may seem at first, both magnetism and electricity do indeed have very simple and classical
mechanical explanations in the mass-energy continuum of our investigation, with superconductivity a mere corollary!
In the final perspective on the nature of things, two and only two laws are assumed a priori (from an initial condition): 
The conservation of mass-energy and the conservation of its asymmetry of motion (a  nonvanishing net linear momentum coupled with a nonvanishing net spin) for the basic particles of matter, the electron and the proton
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A Synopsis The Cosmos The Spin
ADDENDA The Cosmological Redshift The Neutrino
Two-Slit Tests The Galaxy Nuclear Reactions
NASA Tests Gravity The Sun
KamLAND Test Anti-Gravity The Pulsar
UCLA Test Relativity Superconductivity
Q and A Mass-Energy Fusion Energy
 Eugene Sittampalam
 3 June 2008