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American Superconductor (AMSC) is the maker of high temperature superconducting material. By high temperature they mean slightly higher than liquid nitrogen (<-411 deg f). The product that they are making can be formed into wire and virtually no loss due to resistance in trasmitting electricity. Due to the temperature and brittleness of the material I'm not sure if it will ever replace transmission lines. They are working with Relience Electric (division of Rockwell, Inc) on a superconducting electric motor that uses superconducting coils wound from AMSC's product.

This motor has huge potential. As far as motors go, this tecnology is only practical for large motors used in industrial applications. The motor is in a research mode and continuing efforts are scaling up to bigger and bigger applications.

The target is 1000 horsepower for a comercial motor. Currently a 200 hp motor has been demonstrated. A four year estimate is the horizon for a comercial product. A 10,000 hp motor built with this technology would save $100k per year in electrical use! AMSC has recived R&D magazine's 100 best project project awards.

The company is operating on research grants and has other applications. Anyone else following this story?
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910A Supreme Court decision in favor of Schlumberger (published today) may have a vArt Bechhoefer1yesterday
909Regardless of the amount owed by Sinovel to AMSC, and regardless of what sentencArt Bechhoefer2Thursday I managed to put my federal sentencing postponement, disappointment asiLawrence Burg1Wednesday
907 ridiculously light volume aside, there relatively resilient bid...Lawrence Burg1June 5
906 Trading: Last week, I was able to grab cheap calls contracts, as near as 15 JLawrence Burg-June 5
905No, you don't want to find that judge. But I agree, this is the time to waiArt Bechhoefer1June 4
904dearth of trading/volume is frustrating also. only encouraging thing I am lookinLawrence Burg-June 4
903This is one of those sitchee-ashuns where you wanna find the judge out at happy Lawrence Burg1June 4
902Following the end of trade negotiations in China over the weekend, I believe thaArt Bechhoefer1June 4
901Extending the sentencing date for a month could mean a settlement is under negotArt Bechhoefer1June 1
900which would explain much of the shake late last week, and the low volumes.Lawrence Burg1June 1
8994 June sentencing postponed. I did not see the sentencing on the calendar ecf.wiLawrence Burg2June 1
898frankly I could care less about earnings. progress and improvement is what I expLawrence Burg1June 1
897"Perhaps that's why AMSC management is so quiet these past few weeks?&qArt Bechhoefer1June 1
896The trading activity is a bit strange.. But, let's face it, so is the lack Hawkmoon-June 1
895Buyout is definitely a complex scenario, but brings good attention and valuationLawrence Burg1June 1
894cool, someone else who likes ADX...:o) I hate looking at the second chart....crLawrence Burg1June 1
893Bullish crossover in MACD and Stochastic oscillator. [graphic]Alejandroo Green1June 1
892 [graphic] [graphic] [graphic]The Ox1June 1
891They could buy it, but the only value would be for obtaining the legal rights toHawkmoon1June 1
890They certainly have the right to appeal their sentence.. BUT, I believe they hHawkmoon-May 31
889I've watched Zeihan before. he kicks butt. mesmerizing. was wondering ifLawrence Burg-May 31
888I just finished watching a VERY interesting (hour long) presentation from a formHawkmoon-May 31
887Agree. I need to be a dog with a bone on this one, as it will take a while to plLawrence Burg1May 31
886True. I'm adding the tax arrow into a quiver of reasons that broadly point tLawrence Burg-May 31
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