Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s biggest magnet facility has met the grand challenge of producing magnetic fields in excess of 100 tesla while conducting six different experiments. The 100-tesla level is roughly equivalent to two million times Earth’s magnetic field.
You, of course, know the Microsoft story. Bill Gates and Paul Allen formed the company to sell software applications. When IBM decided to build a PC, Microsoft won the contract to supply an operating system that it didn’t own at the time. Imitation PC makers like Compaq — and worldwide fame — followed.