Jun 7, 2020

Room-temperature superconductors could revolutionize the world’s energy

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones

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Now that they exist it certainly will change the world.

Waste heat is all around you. On a small scale, if your phone or laptop feels warm, that’s because some of the energy powering the device is being transformed into unwanted heat.

On a larger scale, electric grids, such as high power lines, lose over 5% of their energy in the process of transmission. In an electric power industry that generated more than US$400 billion in 2018, that’s a tremendous amount of wasted money.

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