Materials scientists make solar energy chip 100 times more efficient
(Phys.org) —Scientists working at the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) have improved an innovative solar-energy device to be about 100 times more efficient than its previous ...
Project recycles waste heat into electricity for spacecraft systems
(Phys.org) —Rice University engineering students think it's a shame to waste energy, especially in space. So a team of seniors invented a device that turns excess heat into electricity.
Nano-thermometer enables first atomic-scale heat transfer measurements
In findings that could help overcome a major technological hurdle in the road toward smaller and more powerful electronics, an international research team involving University of Michigan engineering researchers, ...
Harvesting energy from devices
If there's one thing nearly all modern technology has in common, it's heat. Whether it's your car, computer, television, or even refrigerator, they all generate large amounts of heat. And nearly all of it ...
Thermoelectrics generating electricity from waste heat is a step closer
Energy harvesters transform waste into electricity
Billions of dollars lost each year as waste heat from industrial processes can be converted into electricity with a technology being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Shining a light on the elusive 'blackbody' of energy research
A designer metamaterial has shown it can engineer emitted "blackbody" radiation with an efficiency beyond the natural limits imposed by the material's temperature, a team of researchers led by Boston College ...
Solar power generation around the clock
Granite research revises heat under Perth's surface
Scientists investigating heat decay from radiogenic granite in the Darling Range have discovered the maximum heat output has exceeded previously known data.
Planning in the near term for climate change
When scientists talk about climate change, they usually mean significant changes in the measures of climate over several decades or longer. Climate variability generally refers to seasonal changes over a ...
Technology uses auto exhaust heat to create electricity, boost mileage
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers are creating a system that harvests heat from an engine's exhaust to generate electricity, reducing a car's fuel consumption.
Energy-recycling computer technology from UM goes global through AMD
An energy-recycling computer circuit born at the University of Michigan will enable a new generation of power efficient laptop PCs and servers.
Development of laser-enabling data transmission with ultra-low energy consumption
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation has developed an ultra-compact semiconductor laser (LEAP laser) enabling 10-Gbit/s data transmission with the world's lowest energy consumption. The energy consumption ...
Harvesting unused energy with flat thermoelectrics
A large proportion of the energy we produce disappears unused into thin air via waste heat. Tiny thermoelectric generators can tap this potential, whereby the electricity is produced by way of temperature ...