FW: superconductive e-cable
brian carroll <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tue, 29 May 2001 22:25:43 -0800
Workers will begin installing more than 1,200 feet of new electric cable in
the tunnels beneath a century-old power plant in Detroit this week, bringing
one of science's most exotic technologies to an inner-city neighborhood in
the first experiment of its kind.
The cable's 250 pounds of wire are a superconductor -- a revolutionary
substance which, at very low temperatures, can carry much more electricity
than ordinary wire and lose almost none of it in transmission. It will
replace 18,000 pounds of copper in nine existing cables.....
electromagnetism / infrastructure / civilization