News tagged with electric grid

Superconducting cables for electricity grids

Power grids around the world are reaching their limits at the same time that electricity demand is growing. European researchers developed and tested one of the first superconductor-based cables to address the issue.

dateJul 16, 2012 in Engineering
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Tiny bubbles snap carbon nanotubes like twigs

What's 100 times stronger than steel, weighs one-sixth as much and can be snapped like a twig by a tiny air bubble? The answer is a carbon nanotube -- and a new study by Rice University scientists details exactly how the ...

dateJul 09, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Grid stability thanks to precise forecasts

A self-learning software system from Siemens can stabilize power grids. The program, which is based on neural networks, can forecast the electrical output of renewable energy sources over a 72-hour period with more than 90 ...

dateJun 11, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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