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January 12th, 2005

Down to the wire: AmericanSuper boosts carrying capacity

Perched in the suburban Boston town of Westborough, American Superconductor in the 1990s rolled out its first product: high-temperature superconducting wire. As ceramic filaments interlaced through silver, the wire could carry far more electricity than copper wire and promised to revolutionize everything from power generation to ship propulsion. The problem? It cost so much more than copper.


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