Jan 28, 17 / Pis 00, 01 14:04 UTC
Metallic Hydrogen ¶
Researchers at Harvard have just announced that they have been able to manufacture a tiny piece of 'metallic' hydrogen. Although theorised in the 1930's this form of hydrogen has not been available on Earth until now. If this claim is valid and the properties of metallic hydrogen are the same as the theoretical properties this will have a profound on the future development of electronics as the 'metal' will be a superconductor at room temperatures. In addition, for Asgardia metallic hydrogen offers up the potential for a true space nation both in reducing the costs of launches and exploration of the solar system. Let us hope that these potential benefits are realised and the technology develops to enable the large scale manufacture of this substance.