Joe Eck finds superconducting transition at 141C which is above soldering temperature

Superconductors.ORG herein reports the discovery of room temperature superconductors number 25 and 26 – further advancing the world record for high Tc. Sn9SbTe4Ba2MnCu15O30+ displays a critical transition temperature (Tc) near 136C (276F) and Sn10SbTe4Ba2MnCu16O32+ transitions near 141C (285F). Superconductivity at these temperatures was confirmed by averaging numerous resistance and magnetization tests. 141 Celsius is warmer …

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Airbus has a mostly reusable rocket design

Airbus unveiled Adeline, a reusable first-stage rocket concept it hopes will make future Ariane rockets competive against reusable SpaceX rockets. Rather than try to return the entire first stage to Earth, Adeline carries the most expensive rocket engine and avionics. The machine has an aerodynamic shield that reduces engine stress on the way down, and …

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Qubit control that fits practical requirements for large scale quanutm computers

A UNSW-led research team has encoded quantum information in silicon using simple electrical pulses for the first time, bringing affordable large-scale quantum computers one step closer to reality. The team has already improved the control of these qubits to an accuracy of above 99% and established the world record for how long quantum information can …

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Breakthrough magnetocaloric material could be key enabler for more energy efficient magnetic refridgeration

Louisiana State University researchers could enable the next generation of magnetic cooling technologies, which are simpler in design, quieter and more environmentally friendly than conventional compressed-gas systems currently used. “LSU’s basic research into low temperature physics and materials science has potential applications in areas related to energy, electronics and the environment,” said Michael L. Cherry, …

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Vote and comment on new logo designs for Nextbigfuture

Vote and comment on new logo designs for Nextbigfuture. Thanks for any input. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging …

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Improved lithium ion, solid state lithium ion and lithium Sulphur batteries

Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen discussed the challenges of energy density, cost, reliability and lifespan for batteries enabling longer range electric mobility. Volkswagen spends roughly 13 billion Dollars on research and development each year. Winterkorn sees increasing the specific energy of lithium-ion cells to as much as 380 Wh/l …

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Carnival of Space 366

The Carnival of Space 366 is up at Cosmoquest Universe Today – “We’re at the comet! Yes,” exclaimed Rosetta Spacecraft Operations Manager Sylvain Lodiot, confirming the spacecraft’s historic arrival at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko during a live webcast on the morning of Aug. 6, from mission control at ESA’s spacecraft operations centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany. Universe …

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Matter creation using lasers experiment designed based upon 80 year old theory with a photon photon collider – actual experiements in about one year

Physicists have discovered how to create matter from light — a feat thought impossible when the idea was first theorized 80 years ago. In just one day over several cups of coffee in a tiny office, three physicists worked out a relatively simple way to physically prove a theory first devised by scientists Breit and …

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Thorium Tech Solutions is a japanese company working towards small thorium molten salt reactors

Kazuo Furukawa (inventor of the miniFuji and Fuji molten salt reactors),and Masaaki Furukawa set up “Thorium Tech Solutions” (TTS) in 2011 to make Thorium molten salt reactors. Since smaller thorium molten-salt power plant are easier to construct, TTS will develop the 10,000kW micro-mini thorium molten-salt power plant ‘miniFUJI’ within five years (by 2016). This micro-mini power …

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Simple acid bath can turn blood cells into the best kind of stem cell which would remove the ethical issue of embryo sourcing and make stem cells cheap and plentiful

Scientists in Japan showed stem cells can now be made quickly just by dipping blood cells into acid. Stem cell technology cheaper, faster and safer. Stem cells can transform into any tissue and are already being trialled for healing the eye, heart and brain. The study shows that shocking blood cells with acid could also …

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