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Teeny tiny windmills could recharge phones

Researchers at UT Arlington have designed a microscopic windmill which, en masse, could be used to power mobile electronics.

By Jan. 13, 2014

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Mag Surf: Quantum skateboard defies gravity

What do you get when you cross a skateboard with a maglev train? A way cool science fair demo.

By Oct. 21, 2011

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This 'Back to the Future' hoverboard will blow your mind

Trust us: If hoverboards were as real as this one from a mysterious company called HUVr, the world really would be changed forever. Or at the very least, it would be way more fun.

By Mar. 4, 2014

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Ugly overhead wires, your days are numbered

American Superconductor to fulfill order for more than 3 million meters of wire to be used in underground direct-current superconductor cables laid in Korea and the U.S.

By Oct. 7, 2010

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Superconductors: Cure for grid transmission woes?

American Superconductor says using underground superconductor cables is a better way to bulk up the U.S. transmission grid. Will such a DC network make inroads against AC?

By Jul. 14, 2009

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Xtreme Power to supply proposed U.S. grid connector

Supersized power station, which would connect three major arteries of the U.S. power grid, to use PowerCell energy storage system.

By Aug. 18, 2010

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Cheers! Booze can 'induce' superconductivity

Alcoholic drinks turn ceramic compounds into superconductors. Can beer-based unobtainium be far off?

By Jan. 4, 2011

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Plan connects U.S. grids to transport solar, wind

The Tres Amigas project calls for using high-voltage direct-current superconducting cables to transport renewable energy among the three power grids in U.S.

By Oct. 13, 2009

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iPhone's marimba halts New York Philharmonic

A ringing and persistent iPhone marimba ringtone stops Mahler's Ninth Symphony dead. It being New York, the audience gets upset.

By Jan. 12, 2012