room temperature superconductor Archive

energyGeneral principles found to speed up the hunt for room temperature superconductors

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Scientists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Skoltech have demonstrated the high-temperature superconductivity of actinium hydrides and discovered a general principle for calculating the superconductivity of hydrides based on the periodic table alone. They have used a new …

materialsYttrium hydrogen compound should be room temperature superconductor when under extreme pressure

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The hunt for high temperature superconductivity has been reinvigorated by the experimental discovery that compressed H2S exhibits a Tc of up to 203K at megabar pressures (1Mbar=100GPa). A collaboration between the University of Cambridge and Jilin University has published the …

materialsCarbon Superconductivity raised from 11 kelvin up to 57 kelvin

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Researchers at North Carolina State University have significantly increased the temperature at which carbon-based materials act as superconductors, using a novel, boron-doped Q-carbon material. The previous record for superconductivity in boron-doped diamond was 11 Kelvin, or minus 439.60 degrees Fahrenheit. …

materialSecret of Iron Superconductors discovered

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Due to magnetism iron should – theoretically – be a poor superconductor. Nevertheless certain iron based materials possess fine superconducting properties. Why? Because the five unbound electrons found in iron – as a result of individual modes of operation, it …

physicsSpectroscopic evidence of a new energy scale for superconductivity in H3S

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The discovery of a superconducting phase in sulfur hydride under high pressure with a critical temperature above 200 K has provided fresh impetus to the search for superconductors at ever higher temperatures. Although this system displays all of the hallmarks of …

metallic hydrogenSilicon Valley’s pursuit of extreme life extension

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The New Yorker magazine looks at silicon valley’s anti aging activities. It covers the usual work and ideas of Aubrey de Grey (SENS repairing 7 kinds of aging related damage) and Ray Kurzweil (Singularity and uploading). Unity Biotechnology Unity Biotechnology …

energyAsteroid clay makes great radiation shield

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Radiation from cosmic rays is one of the biggest health risks astronauts will face on long space missions, such as a proposed trip to Mars or settlement on the moon. A 2013 study suggested that a return trip to Mars …

materialsTransatomic Power reduced their claims of nuclear fuel efficiency

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In a white paper published in March 2014, Transatomic Power proclaimed its molten salt reactor “can generate up to 75 times more electricity per ton of mined uranium than a light-water reactor.” In a paper on its site dated November …

carbonSpacex has successful launch and good landing of the first stage

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Spacex has a successful return to flight. The mission was a success with successful deployment of all satellites and the first stage landed on the drone ship Over the next 14 months, the company plans six additional Falcon 9 launches …

magnetsReviewing Energy and the Next Big Future of Energy

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Nextbigfuture has reviewed AI and Computers and Space for 2016 and looked ahead in those areas. Here we will look at Energy. France also had a shutdown of some nuclear reactors because of concerns over japanese parts The component in …