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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 differences. However, ...

dateMar 27, 2013 in Engineering
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Using fluctuating wind power

Incorporating wind power into existing power grids is challenging because fluctuating wind speed and direction means turbines generate power inconsistently. Coupled with customers' varying power demand, many wind-farm managers ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Development of handy fuel cell system

Researchers at AIST, Japan, have developed a handy, portable fuel cell system. While the developed system employs microtubular solid oxide fuel cells (microtubular SOFCs), a nanostructure-controlled electrode has enabled ...

dateMar 21, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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