Sergio Segado

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, IAG
Madrid, Spain

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English, Spanish

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Sergio Segado
Posted about 3 years ago
Will we be able to use this Quantum Locking and super conductivity idea on mechanical machines?
I can imagine this technology on turbine shafts, the main problem would be the temperatures they need in order to have this properties. thinking in numbers the energy output produced by said turbine should be high enough to sustain the cooling and still produce a certain amount of energy. How much energy, that is yet to be seen... just imagine a retro feed sistem that should be cooling itself in order to operate, yes, you wouldnt have the resistance problem and the energy output would be sustantially higher, but most of that increase would go to cool the whole sistem to near absolute zero. If we can manage somehow to make that energy output high enough, that would be economic. But with our actual technology i dont think we can produce that positive balance. Maybe and just Maybe, if someone could design a cooling system strong enough to make this possible... i think the higher output would be storing directly electricity generated from the sun. I have seen some TED talk about a way to produce this with a very simple machine invented many years ago, an air engine (http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/bill_gross_on_new_energy.html) this, conbined with superconductivity... may work.
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Sergio Segado
Posted about 3 years ago
What is Art to you?
Im with Rafi here, The way i see it, the artistic creation process is like getting something out of your head. First your imagination acts creating an image or concept then your hands/camera/digital-tools make it as close to what you imagined as possible. Even in fotography, the night before a shot, you spend it dreaming with possible posses or angles, i´ve experianced this even in scenic shots. you are allways looking for that image that you have in mind about the place/person. Now, do scientists have the same process of previsualicing then trying to make it possible... i´d say yes. Diferent techniques same process. I would say every scientist has an image of the reallity in his creative mind, and he just works to make it true, or probe it false.
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Sergio Segado
Posted about 3 years ago
Will we be able to use this Quantum Locking and super conductivity idea on mechanical machines?
Higly doubt it... If they can construct a big enough superconductor set that can move with autonomy, the big issue would be the road itself. think on the budget that countries spend on normal roading, wich ascend to billions, now imagine magneticing them.... you would have to add some kind of magnetic particle to the asfalt.... i dont think there is enough magnetic material in the whole planet to sustain that. As for hoverboards... well why not? you would only have to add that magnetic compound to a smaller surface like a skating park... would be expensive but possible. I think the future of superconductors would be much more focused on electronics advances, power storage and power administration. we are talking about resistance free materials here, that on its own its much better than a hoverboard :D and with the fuel shortage not so far away, we are going to need a lot of electricity and means to produce and storage it. I dont have that much information on the subject but, wasnt there some pattents from Nicola Tesla that would be finally possible to make with this kind of materials, now THAT is exiting!