News tagged with electrical grids

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 ...

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 ...

dateJul 09, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Clean energy becomes a selling point

As somewhat bewildered Apple shoppers in San Francisco, New York and Toronto learned firsthand this month, Greenpeace has a new enemy: dirty data. To attract attention to its report, "How Clean Is My Cloud?" - which draws ...

dateMay 16, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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