An electrical cable is made of two or more wires running side by side and bonded, twisted, or braided together to form a single assembly, the ends of which can be connected to two devices, enabling the transfer of electrical signals from one device to the other. Cables are used for a wide range of purposes, and each must be tailored for that purpose. Cables are used extensively in electronic devices for power and signal circuits. Long-distance communication takes place over undersea cables. Power cables are used for bulk transmission of alternating and direct current power, especially using high-voltage cable. Electrical cables are extensively used in building wiring for lighting, power and control circuits permanently installed in buildings. Since all the circuit conductors required can be installed in a cable at one time, installation labor is saved compared to certain other wiring methods.
The term originally referred to a nautical line of specific length where multiple ropes, each laid clockwise, are then laid together anti-clockwise and shackled to produce a strong thick line, resistant to water absorption, that was used to anchor large ships. In mechanics, cables, otherwise known as wire ropes, are used for lifting, hauling, and towing or conveying force through tension. In electrical engineering cables are used to carry electric currents. An optical cable contains one or more optical fibers in a protective jacket that supports the fibers.
Cable were a British indie rock band originally from Derby, UK who released 3 albums in the late '90s: Down-Lift the Up-Trodden ('96), When Animals Attack ('97), and Sub-Lingual ('99), on Infectious Records. The band split up in 1999.
Formed in 1992 by Matt Bagguley and Darius Hinks, Cable were initially inspired by the art-rock leanings of indie-labels such as Touch and Go, Dischord, Blast First, Southern Records and Shimmy Disc, and also UK artists such as Spacemen 3 & My Bloody Valentine. The first settled line-up was Matt Bagguley (vocals/guitar), Darius Hinks (guitar), Pete Darrington (bass), Neil Cooper (drums) and throughout 1993 the band played regularly with underground acts from the U.S (such as Medicine, Polvo, Truman's Water, Rocket From The Crypt..) In early '94 their debut single "Sale of the Century" was released on 7", by Derby-based indie-label Krunch! Records. Radio 1 DJ John Peel played it immediately on his show saying it was the best thing he'd heard that week and phoned the band during the show to invite them to record a session. John Peel remained a loyal fan from that moment on, and altogether the band recorded 4 Peel Sessions.
The character's first appearance was in The New Mutants #86 (Feb. 1990). He does not appear anywhere in the issue's story, but the "next issue" teaser includes a small drawing of the character. This was followed by a full appearance in The New Mutants #87 (March 1990). Though the artist Rob Liefeld is responsible for his visual design, name, and much of his personality, it is claimed that Cable also got some inspiration from editor Bob Harras. Liefeld explains the creation of the character:
Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
The investment includes new offshore wind, carbon capture and storage, and hydroelectric power ...SSE said it was developing Scotland's largest, and the world's deepest, tethered offshore wind farm, Seagreen off the coast of Angus; and what will be one of Europe's most productive onshore wind farms, Viking, on Shetland.
The mayors of coastal communities throughout Maryland and Delaware were in attendance at last Friday’s OffshoreWindSymposium... “The thing to remember about that is our cables will be buried all the way from where they begin at the offshore wind area to where they will ultimately connect at an existing inland substation,” he said.
It would also need a utility-scale battery system and vast amounts of cabling and mooring ... If there is no buyer for the energy from a medium-scale test facility at 50 cents to $1 per kilowatt hour, then one doesn’t need to connect it to land — that’s a $40 million to $100 million savings by avoiding an offshore cable.
to turn the 488,000 acres of water into offshore wind farms to power the two states with renewable energy ... This plan, known as 30 by 30, means building 2,100 wind turbines and foundations, laying over 6,800 miles of cable, and building several highly specialized ships to get the job done, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Massachusetts GovernorCharlie Baker committed the state to invest $100 million into the development of three ports to support the rapid growth of the offshore wind sector ... In Somerset, there is a plan to develop the state’s first offshore wind manufacturing facility for subsea transmission cables.
Two startups have agreed to partner on an ambitious plan to link Morocco’s renewable energy resources with the UK power grid using an ultra-long subsea power cable ... If completed, it would be the longest undersea power cable in the world ... Recently, Britain and Norway completed laying of a 390 nm subsea cable across the North Sea.
An array of fiber optic cables ... for one, the over 750,000 miles of telecommunications cables that let the internet cross continents ... using a trans-Atlantic cable to find earthquakes, as they did in a paper published in Science on May 20 ... “We have very limited sensing offshore ... These cables are hidden yet crucial components that make the internet tick.
Proserv Group has been signed up by Norwegian global energy specialist Equinor to deploy its pioneering holistic cable monitoring system, ECG at one of the group's top performing offshore wind farms in UK - Hywind Scotland... for cable asset management in offshore wind.".
Controls technology company Proserv said today it will provide its cable monitoring system, called ECG, to analyse the condition of export and inter-array cables at the 30-MW Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm of Norwegian energy group Equinor ASA (NYSE.EQNR).
The contracting part of the division consists of Seabed Intervention, Heavy Lifting (including offshore wind foundations) and Subsea Cables ... A number of offshore wind projects were acquired in the first quarter, including the export cable for Hollandse Kust WestBeta.
Norway’s Government has thrown its weight behind a drive to boost the offshore wind sector, laying down a target of 30GW by 2040, and preparing for undersea cable supplies to other European countries...Heerema in supplier contract for US East Coast offshore wind projects.
Norway has unveiled an ambitious large-scale investment scheme for 30 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2040 ... “With this ambition, we go from the two offshore wind turbines that are in operation today to about 1500 offshore wind turbines ... Cables with two-way power flow, radials to Europe, and radials to Norway will be considered for each call.
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