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Old 2015-11-12, 20:08   #45
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edit: well, I just peeked at the slides:
Temperature matters.
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Old 2015-11-12, 20:13   #46
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Temperature matters.
I know and to the whole idea of avoiding decoherence it is vitally important. I knew this would be operating in the cold but I had hoped not quite this cold. Even so my limited understanding is that superconducting circuitry is still miles behind silicon know-how.
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I know and to the whole idea of avoiding decoherence it is vitally important. I knew this would be operating in the cold but I had hoped not quite this cold. Even so my limited understanding is that superconducting circuitry is still miles behind silicon know-how.
What's the point of studying something that can only be used in special circumstances? That being said, it looks like we're well on our way to finding substances that superconduct at a high enough temperature that it would be beneficial to start developing a retail product.

Not that I understand the science all that much. Personally, I like to scan the text for stuff that I can understand, like the fact that the highest temperature superconduction ever achieved was at a temperature above the freezing point of water. Or maybe they were theorizing that, I don't remember. Doesn't really matter since 1.5 million atmospheres of pressure is well beyond anything I can achieve.
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What's the point of studying something that can only be used in special circumstances
Because you might learn something?
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What's the point of studying something that can only be used in special circumstances? That being said, it looks like we're well on our way to finding substances that superconduct at a high enough temperature that it would be beneficial to start developing a retail product.

Not that I understand the science all that much. Personally, I like to scan the text for stuff that I can understand, like the fact that the highest temperature superconduction ever achieved was at a temperature above the freezing point of water. Or maybe they were theorizing that, I don't remember. Doesn't really matter since 1.5 million atmospheres of pressure is well beyond anything I can achieve.
What's the point in making a camera so easy to use that a monkey can use it?
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