Power/Performance Bits: Feb. 18

Outperforming copper Carbon nanotube-based fibers invented at Rice University have greater capacity to carry electrical current than copper cables of the same mass -- on a pound-per-pound basis -- according to new research. While individual nanotubes are capable of transmitting nearly 1,000 times more current than copper, the same tubes coalesced into a fiber using other technologies fail l... » read more