Wales to host superconductor hub after £38m deal

A coalition of councils have bought a semiconductor facility from the Welsh Government for £38 million. The ten councils making up the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal now own Newport’s Imperial Park, which they hope will become the world’s first compound semiconductor research and development hub. The site, which is being leased by tech firm […]

Super cool cable runs efficiency through Essen

Extra energy efficient cables are so hot right now – in a freezing cold way. German power firm RWE has just installed the world’s longest “superconductor” – a cable which loses zero energy while carrying energy because it is super-cooled by nitrogen. The ice cold cable, made by Nexans, stretches one kilometre between two substations […]