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Dr. Wei-Kan Chu discusses flywheel energy storage on the moon.

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In February 2011, the University of Houston’s (UH) Paul Chu discussed the search for new high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials and a theory to explain the underlying mechanisms behind HTS. Chu is a professor at the University of Houston (UH) and was President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 2001 to 2009. Chu is known in particular for his discovery of superconductivity in La2-xBaxCuO4 at 35 K in 1986 and Yba2Cu3O7 at 93 K in 1987.


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          "Horne Technologies has built a superconducting inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC) fusion device which it hopes will help enable it to achieve net power in the 2020 timeframe..."

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"The DOE has awarded nGimat Co. of Atlanta, GA a two-year, $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II to develop insulation for superconducting Nb3Sn wire..."


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