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superconductors

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Efficient, useful blue-light LED draws Nobel Prize in physics

Three researchers helped revolutionize lighting with vastly better energy efficiency and brightness. The light-emitting diodes also are used in data storage, TVs and smartphones.

By October 7, 2014

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Toy racetrack too cool to be real

A video of a Wipe'out-style toy car race is made possible using quantum magnetic levitation. Or is it?

By January 3, 2012

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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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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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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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Community solar gets a tryout with major Calif. utility

Southern California Edison now testing 10 integrated community solar plants on the grid for feasibility and efficiency.

By February 2, 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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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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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 October 13, 2009

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Even with great tech, no easy answers on energy

Experts wrangle with what's the best formula for transitioning the lumbering energy industry to cleaner sources and to take advantage of green-energy innovations.

By September 24, 2009