Superconducting materials can do amazing things that appear to defy the laws of physics, but their major drawback is that superconducting properties don’t appear unless a material is cooled to near absolute zero.

Superconductors that would work at (or near)  room temperatures would, without exaggeration, would change the world and would have massive implications for quantum computing.   

Liv Boeree shares this exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with the scientists who just unearthed one of the holy grails of physics: a room-temperature superconductor!

Their discovered material — carbonaceous sulfur hydride — shows superconductivity at 15 degrees Celsius, a temperature FAR above all previous records. It takes us a huge step closer to the long-sought goal of creating electrical systems with perfect efficiency, which would transform the world’s energy grids, computation and transportation systems entirely.

 

While quantum computing may seem like the next frontier, its foundations have actually been around for billions of years—in the natural world.

This episode of Quantum Impact explores the ways in which we can tap into nature’s organic systems and processes to help solve some of today’s most pressing issues around climate change and environmental sustainability.  

a16z shares this video of Kevin Kelly and Marc Andreesen talking about why the future just might be better than what you have been led to believe.

Many skeptics thought the internet would never reach mass adoption, but today it’s shaping global culture, is integral to our lives–and this is just the beginning. In this conversation, Kevin Kelly (Founding Executive Editor, WIRED magazine) and Marc Andreessen (Cofounder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz) sit down to discuss the evolution of technology, the new “Space Race,” and how measuring prosperity on a global scale is the key to our collective success. Learn why they share an optimistic view on the possibilities of the future.