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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    and who's Tom Scott and why should I listen to him? There's a lot of people saying stuff on youtube. I'm not just going to start watching everything someone sends me a link to without knowing their credentials. I will however listen to my lecturers and colleagues who are quite adamant we shouldn't be wasting helium in childrens balloons and such like so it can drift off into space never to return.
    I really do hope you're being sarcastic ik

    if you're not or for anyone else who's not heard of tom scott before https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Scott_(entertainer) he's known for science&tech educational based content, heck he's done stuff for the royal institute eg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sScrtGdKmho (that's a video from the royal institute's yourtube channel, oh and I know wikipedia isn't that good a source for scientific fact but that's just for general background on Mr Scott)

    In that video Luke7 linked, Tom is talking to Sam Burton from the US Helium program, which manages a large chunk of the US helium reserve, that is the actual large reserve that's currently running low that many news stories turned into "The world's running out of helium! we're all doomed!!" clickbait at the time.

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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
    No it's easier than that, build a Dyson sphere around a star and syphon off the Helium created from nuclear fusion. I mean that's got to be the easiest way.
    Easiest? Sure but you're forgetting it would be quite costly.

    We can build data centers right there in the galaxy, close to sources of helium. Should be fine for all the applications that don't require extremely low latency. Cost? Less than 2¢ per atom.

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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    data centres full of liquid helium.... I mean what could go wrong?
    running out of helium for starters. it's a finite resource
    Um, it's the secomd most abundant element in the universe, so I thnink weøll be OK even tnhough most of it is outside our planet. Also, these chips won't need extreme coolikng for long. Room temp superconductivity in certain materials has been discovered and reseached but is still sitting in the labs for some (military/intelligence) bullrubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish reason,

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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    It is Hydrogen + Hydrogen = Helium, and if it is in closed loop, it will work nicely.
    really? Nuclear fusion? It's that easy is it? Have I missed a major break through?
    possibly, yes.

    https://journals.aps.org/prc/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevC.101.044610

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