News tagged with power lines

Keeping the lights on in Ghana

When Ghanaian Abu Yaya wondered why his country imports all of its electroporcelain โ€“ a small but crucial component for electrical power transmission โ€“ it led to a collaboration with Cambridge materials scientist Kevin ...

dateFeb 07, 2017 in Energy & Green Tech
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En route to better transformers

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have found a way of looking inside the iron core of transformers. Transformers are indispensable in regulating electricity both in industry and in domestic households. The better ...

dateSep 07, 2016 in General Physics
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Getting to know more about sun storms

A violent solar eruption can disrupt the Earth's magnetic field, which in turn can interfere with power grids. In Washington, the White House is making contingency plans โ€“ as is the electrical power sector in Norway.

dateAug 10, 2016 in Space Exploration
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