Chicago is installing a superconducting cable that can stop power outages in a disaster

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It’s the nightmare scenario: a terrorist attack, or a huge storm, or any one of countless other disasters, hits a major city. Millions are left without power. It happened during Hurricane Sandy, and many times before then, and it’s bound to happen again. Chicago’s new program wants to prepare for when it does. Commonwealth Edison will soon begin work on a new system that would keep the city’s business center, the Loop, protected during a catastrophe, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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