For the first time, an international team, including researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), research how and why new transmission lines can also lead to grids becoming more unstable rather than more stable, as would be expected. A sustainable energy supply requires the expansion of power grids. However, new transmission lines can also […]

A project of three research groups at nanoGUNE at Donostia in San Sebastian, Spain, reports an innovative method to focus infrared light with tapered transmission lines to nanometer-size dimensions.  The key in that announcement is the method of transporting infrared energy by wire.  If the physics expressed in the paper work out to larger applications […]