A breakthrough in room-temperature superconductivity may revolutionise energy efficiency and change energy management across all electronics transmissions including telecommunications.
Currently 5-10% of electricity sent down the grid is lost to waste heat, generating huge financial loss.
The same atomic process also causes electronics such as phones and computers to overheat.
Dr Ranga Dias and Dr Ashkan Salamat from the University of Rochester in America have discovered a material, carbonaceous sulfur hydride, which shows superconductivity at 15°C, providing a step towards achieving perfect efficiency.
If mass produced, this material could create networks that can transfer energy any distance with no loss to waste heat and help make electronics more efficient globally.
To find out more on this scientific breakthrough watch the interview conducted by special correspondent Liv Boeree via the link below: