Quantum computing is the next big thing and I posted just recently about the blue pigment used in money possibly being suitible for a new semiconductor material. Traditionally these semiconductors, or superconductors, have had to be cooled to very low temperatures to enable them to enter a state of superposition.
Reseachers have now managed to get a superconductor to enter superposition at room temperature for 39 minutes. This would be enough for it to perform 2 million calculations should it be used as the basis of a quantum computer.
This could bring the leap needed to bring Quantum computing to the masses as it would be far less comllex than a machine requiring high levels of cooling.