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Questions tagged [superconductors]

For questions about substances that conduct electricity with extreme efficiency at relatively low temperatures.

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What would a Superconductive Fluid do if drank/inhaled by a human?

Hypothetically speaking, if there was a substance you could drink/inhale (in an alternate reality) with superconducting properties, how would it influence the brain and the body? The superconducting ...
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Floating cities with a new superconductor v2

I made a question regarding floating cities coming from a misunderstanding of this great answer. Luckily one comment showed me how floating cities could be possible in a slightly different scenario. ...
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Floating cities with a new superconductor

Inspired by this great answer. There is a planet with: Floatium, a superconductor that behaves as such at 0 ºC and is found in nature. A stronger magnetic field than Earth's. In really cold areas I ...
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Would naturally occuring room temperature superconductors affect a planet?

Say we have a planet, similar to Earth, which has deposits of a naturally occuring superconductor. Perhaps have it about as common as deposits of gold - Moderately rare, but occurs in veins as opposed ...
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Can an android be “immune” to electromagnetic forces?

I'm having no luck researching this topic so my terms may be wrong or my entire premise faulty. I have found a related question that might be a corollary: "Can I kill a cyborg with magnetism?" My ...
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Cooling the superconductors in my personal utility fog

So I put JDlugosz's answer, the MJOLNIR Mark VI and the utility fog into a blender to get 100% pure AT-Field (copy). How does this work? Small nanites make up the shields intercepting part. They ...
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Mining for room temperature superconductors: Better To Just Make Them In The Lab? [closed]

I was thinking about Avatar the other day after the recent Cirque du Soleil show and it got me thinking. Aside from the thrill of scientific discovery, is the inherent premise just slightly barmy? I ...
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Cheap superconductors - what would consumers notice? [closed]

Both for building my world's future-tech, and as a passing mickey-take at a certain film, my story now contains Unobtanium, a conveniently vague combination of rare ...
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Power cable from earth to the moon?

Related Question : Can we 'beam' energy from the moon? I was wondering if instead of 'beam'ing energy from the moon, could it be possible to extend a power cable from the earth to the moon? If the ...
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What would change if we had room temperature superconductor now? [closed]

What would be technological impact to our every-day world, if we suddenly have room temperature super conductors ? Specifically, what would be the major areas of change in the immediate future (one ...