Electricity Transmission And Rates Of Technological Diffusion

According to this article, American Superconductor has achieved an important milestone in producing transmission wires from high temperature superconductor material: “American Superconductor Corporation announced it has achieved reproducible results in electrical performance over 10-meter lengths of its second generation, coated conductor composite, high temperature superconductor (HTS) wires that are significantly ahead of the goals set … More Electricity Transmission And Rates Of Technological DiffusionMore Electricity Transmission And Rates Of Technological Diffusion

My Weather Pixie’s A Bit Daft

Okay, it’s snowing here, and my Weather Pixie is still not wearing any gloves! At some point I’d like to program her to wear jaunty, hand-knitted gloves, scarf and hat when the temp goes below 40F. In my copious free time … … More My Weather Pixie’s A Bit Daft

More Press On The Gifts Of Athena

In his most recent Economic Principals column, David Warsh recommends both Joel Mokyr’s The Gifts of Athena and Nathan Rosenberg’s Schumpeter and the Endogeneity of Technology as good reads on the economics and history of technological change. Warsh’s comments on The Gifts of Athena (and its author) are insightful and to the point, and reinforce … More More Press On The Gifts Of AthenaMore More Press On The Gifts Of Athena