Charlie T. Peterson, IV
Then came artificial intelligence through ChatGTP. The hype-explosion lasted for nearly six months but it isn't hyperbole. I've said it many times, "AI will impact us more than the discovery of fire, the invention of the wheel and maybe a bigger course alteration than man creating clothing. Yeah, that big.
Oh - and UFOs are real. Yawwwwn...
But this, the ability to super conduct at room tempurature, coupled with all that, could be the next 'big thing'. In a nutshell, the ability to move energy without loss is huge - 'huge' as in levitating locomotives, ultra-fast Quantum computers, and seemingly limitless power.
We've compiled a quick report for your review. Enjoy.
Under normal circumstances, electricity is difficult to send from one place to another because electrons bump into each other, creating heat and reducing power. Superconductors are materials that conduct electricity with almost zero resistance — under certain conditions."
The world of science and tech seldom sees moments where a singular discovery captures collective imagination, but LK-99 has achieved just that. In two preprint papers, South Korean scientists presented their creation: a material that functions as a room-temperature superconductor.
Superconductors are not a new concept; they're materials allowing electricity to travel without resistance. Imagine the savings and efficiency if energy losses due to resistance in current systems were eliminated. From your overheating laptop to larger power infrastructures, the implications are massive.
Tom Acres remarks, "An extraordinary claim by scientists in South Korea has sparked wild hopes of a utopian future." Indeed, the claims surrounding LK-99 promise a future where battery life extends remarkably, trains float above tracks, and diseases stand no chance of going undiagnosed.
"An extraordinary claim by scientists in South Korea has sparked wild hopes of a utopian future." Indeed, the claims surrounding LK-99 promise a future where battery life extends remarkably, trains float above tracks, and diseases stand no chance of going undiagnosed.
However, historical claims regarding room-temperature superconductors often ended in disappointment.
Caroline Mimbs Nyce explains that while the internet has been rife with enthusiasm, "Previous claims of room-temperature superconductors haven’t panned out."
The crux of the excitement lies in LK-99's alleged ability to function at room temperature. Traditional superconductors required incredibly cold environments, limiting their practical applications. If LK-99's claims hold, we might see the dawn of a new electrified era.
Yet, questions remain. Can other scientists replicate the results? Will LK-99 stand up to peer review? As with any groundbreaking claim, the onus of proof is high.
Oxford University professors have cautiously labeled the findings "interesting, but not yet wholly convincing."
Charlie T. Peterson, IV
Table of References
SourcesDateCaroline Mimbs Nyce, "A Big Week for Floating Rocks"8/5/2023Tom Acres, "Could this superconductor 'discovery' really change the world?"8/7/2023
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