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iCandy: Electronics for Power and Play

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A worker at Lianyungang Zhongfu Lianzhong Composites Group Co. monitors the production of aluminum conductor composite core wire. The composite core is lighter than the aluminum that surrounds it but is stronger than steel. The resulting electric transmission lines carry more current than all-aluminum cables and are less likely to sag when overheated.

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