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avatar 'Amplified' Nanotubes May Power the Future
July 14, 2011 07:22PM
ScienceDaily (July 14, 2011) — Rice University scientists have achieved a pivotal breakthrough in the development of a cable that will make an efficient electric grid of the future possible. Armchair quantum wire (AQW) will be a weave of metallic nanotubes that can carry electricity with negligible loss over long distances. It will be an ideal replacement for the nation's copper-based grid, which leaks electricity at an estimated 5 percent per 100 miles of transmission, said Rice chemist Andrew R. Barron, author of a paper about the latest step forward published online by the American Chemical Society journal Nano Letters.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110714191533.htm
avatar Re: 'Amplified' Nanotubes May Power the Future
July 15, 2011 05:49AM
I want one.
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