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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 March 4, 2014

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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 January 13, 2014

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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 January 12, 2012

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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 October 21, 2011

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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 July 14, 2009

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Cheers! Booze can 'induce' superconductivity

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

By January 4, 2011

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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 October 7, 2010

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Graphene research yields Nobel Prize in physics

Graphene holds the potential for profoundly transforming materials science--everything from computer chips and flexible displays to solar cells and lighter aircraft.

By October 5, 2010

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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 August 18, 2010

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If you modernize the grid, will consumers care?

The benefits of a smart grid are far clearer to utilities than consumers at this point, but changes in regulations could spur more interest, say a panel of industry execs.

By March 17, 2010