That's something worth posting under a pseudonym. Don't be shy.
Room temperature superconductor? Really? I doubt somehow.
The article talks about very low power transmissions. At one atom layer thick you could however possibly layer stanene and an appropriate insulator to achieve higher currents. This is in line with what has been observed in the material layering in high-temp superconductors.
They used the Vienna suite for simulation. I have yet to find their experimental observations in the paper.
What the fuck timothy? How many years has it been?
We agreed to Google doing that when signing up. No one has agreed to share their data with the NSA.
Who are they looking at? - That will tell us who is doing the looking.
But seriously, given the track record that 'law enforcement' has with embracing technology this idea is very likely to be abused by organized criminals. However, this time it isn't about identity theft or industrial espionage but rather street-level thugs vs. first-responders.
It could be the corner that we need to turn in order to really face the fallout of the criminal incompetence / vicious exploitation that is the hallmark of current systems. Once the chaos reaches the streets people have no choice but to react.
You can use the Friend/Foe function on Slashdot for that. You'll be surprised how few users are actually trolling here.
N8 HPC currently operate Polaris, an SGI High Performance Computing cluster, with 332 compute nodes. Each node has two of the latest Intel Sandy Bridge processors and these nodes have a capacity of 320 GigaFLOPS/second. By using all of the nodes of Polaris together, a peak performance of 110 TeraFLOPS/second. Unlocking this peak performance has been helped by our use of a fast InfiniBand interconnect joining the nodes together.
So my GPU isn't three times faster. Oh well. Can't win 'em all.
You really need to get a grip of yourself.
I hope this decision is an enlightened set-up for a movement towards the thorium fuel cycle. - No weapons-grade fissible material and no shortage of the fuel anywhere.
Also sometimes movies are right: Lunking a nuke at the surface of a giant rock won't do much.
We have thousands of them and they aren't much good for anything else. Most of us would be happy just to get them off the face of the planet and somehow imagine the nuclear arms race wasn't just an economic holocaust.
That's for the info. I didn't know it was that high and I'm not aware of any cooling effect aside from the easily detected, sublimated comet's tail which would act as an IR stealth-mode.
I don't think 90% is good enough though, simply because of Murphy's Law.
I was secretly referring to Carol Rosin's relaying of Werner von Braun's warning about the militarization of space. I felt I'll probably earn the Troll mod just for thinking about it... But both of these people are to be considered reliable non-cranks and respected scientists.
However, if we don't have any tactical ability in space it means we are relying on the presumed aliens for our safety. - That would be the same aliens which let 1000 people get hurt in Chelyabinsk. - If meteor-deflecting aliens did ever exist, perhaps this means they think we are ready to handle it ourselves?