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  •  Call me out for CT (0+ / 0-)

    but at least 20 years ago researchers at a Utah university were close to having super conductivity work at room temperature. Than you never heard about it again. I'm thinking they succeeded, and are now living fat off some energy company's money with their patents sitting in that energy company's vault.

    I'm no philosopher, I am no poet, I'm just trying to help you out - Gomez (from the song Hamoa Beach)

    by jhecht on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 01:22:23 PM PST

    •  Close doesn't get a prize. (0+ / 0-)

      If they had succeeded, we would know about. Scientists do what they do basically so they can say to other scientists, "I know something you don't know. Here's the story..." Huge, huge gossips. In a very organized way, of course.

      But it isn't necessary to have room temp superconductivity to have a major grid built today. Once you get to liquid N2 temp, you can build a commercially viable grid. That was my beef with the stimulus package. It was a golden opportunity to initiate project like this. Building a new electricity grid would have been a huge boon to the US economy and to the climate.

      Voting is the means by which the public is distracted from the realities of power and its exercise.

      by Anne Elk on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 03:17:16 PM PST

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