The key to the room temperature superconductor, long thought to be a virtually unobtainable holy grail of electronics, was pressure. The new material substitutes super cooling for super pressure, which in some materials, can have equally powerful effects inducing superconductivity. Researchers claim that the new material needs no cooling and could be used to create room temperature superconducting wires. Professor John Tse of the University of Saskatchewan remarked, “If you put hydrogen compounds under enough pressure, you can get superconductivity. These new superconductors can be operated at higher temperatures, perhaps without a refrigerant.”
New chip design uses only 0.3V of power
The device operates thanks to a phenomenon called corona wind. This corona wind is created by placing a series of live wires within uncharged conducting plates contoured into half cylinders, partially enveloping the wires. The live wires generate micro-scale plasma that conducts electricity.
The corona wind is created within the intense electrical field that results from the configuration of the wires and the conducting plates. The researchers say they were able to control the micro-scale discharge to produce maximum airflow without risk of arcing or sparks which could prove catastrophic to electronic devices
Using electrical signals emitted by the brain and picked up by electrodes attached to the user’s scalp, the system allows people to operate devices and perform tasks that previously they could only dream of. So far, the team, led by the IDIAP Research Institute in Switzerland, has carried out a series of successful trials in which users have been able to manoeuvre a wheelchair around obstacles and people using brainpower alone.
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A research group at Japan’s Kobe University said Wednesday that their research indicates the possible existence of another solar system planet beyond Neptune.
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The University of Limerick in Ireland, in conjunction with Cork’s Tyndall Institute and other research organizations in the country, is working on a liquid cooling system for inside chip packages. Chip packages are those blue/brown plastic sleeves that surround semiconductors and let them plug into a board. When you look at a chip, you’re really looking at the package.
In this system, a chilling liquid would circulate in silicon channels and absorb heat as it passes over hot spots. A rotating component (pictured) would circulate the liquid so that it could absorb heat, release the heat away from the component, and re-enter the channels.
Researchers at the University of Illinois created a virtual pendulum and a real world counterpart that behaves as the world’s first mixed reality system. Bidirectional instantaneous coupling, adjustments both to the real world pendulum by motor feedback and the virtual pendulum by tweaking mathematical parameters, yielded a single system in which both systems’ are synchronized. The result is two pendulums swinging as one.
The high-performance version of the Lightning GT will dash to 60 MPH in less than 4 seconds. LCC claims that a less powerful, extended-range model will have a driving range of 250 miles — expect the range for the 700 HP version to be far less.
The sleek Lightning GT will feature a lightweight body constructed of Kevlar composites and carbon fiber. The vehicle features a tubular spaceframe backbone chassis, while 20″ cast aluminum wheels connect to the independent front and rear suspension.
LCC is currently taking £15,000 ($30,000 USD) deposits for those looking to get their hands on a Lightning GT. The full price for the vehicle is reported to be in the $300,000 USD range — about three times that of the Tesla Roadster.
The master plan for the Chuo Shinkansen bullet train system was finalized based on the Law for Construction of Countrywide Shinkansen. The Linear Chuo Shinkansen Project aims to realize this plan through utilization of the Superconductive Magnetically Levitated Train, which connects Tokyo and Osaka by way of Nagoya, the capital city of Aichi in approximately one hour at a speed of 500km/h.
The Cassini space probe will soon complete its four-year primary mission to study Saturn, its rings, and its moons. Though close to its June completion, the Cassini mission’s operators will be busy today, as the spacecraft makes a very close flyby of one of Saturn’s more interesting moons, Enceladus