writes: "Check out [this Knight-Ridder wire story.]
This could change electricity distribution economics as
we know it. A project is under way to replace 9 major
copper power distribution cables with 3 smaller ones
made from a high-temperature superconducting material
called BSCCO (pronounced bisco). Pretty interesting technology,
and one that could have huge implications for reduction of
transmission power losses and the need for more generation."
Not to mention that it means a 25-fold reduction in the weight of the cables used to carry electricity for a large chunk of Detroit.