Thermoelectric materials can be much more efficient
Researchers from the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute have managed to significantly improve the efficiency of a thermoelectric material. Because of their unique qualities, these materials can ...
Atom-thick sheets unlock future technologies
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new way of splitting layered materials, similar to graphite, into sheets of material just one atom thick could lead to revolutionary new electronic and energy storage technologies.
Naturally occurring mineral for thermoelectric power generation
Researchers with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology have confirmed that a naturally occurring mineral, tetrahedrite, which mainly consists of non-toxic and earth-abundant ...
Engineers 'cook' promising new heat-harvesting nanomaterials in microwave oven
(PhysOrg.com) -- Waste heat is a byproduct of nearly all electrical devices and industrial processes, from driving a car to flying an aircraft or operating a power plant. Engineering researchers at Rensselaer ...
QUT engineer develops electricity-free home cooling system
(Phys.org)—A QUT researcher is developing a solar cooling and heating system for the home that will run independently of the electricity grid and generate domestic hot water as a by-product.
Recuperating waste heat under the hood
For his semester project in mechanical engineering, Eliott Guenat studied the best way to recuperate waste heat from a car's engine. The challenge is figuring out how to incorporate the heat exchangers micro-turbomachines.
The future of electricity may be found in environmentally-friendly, thermoelectric cells
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation are funding research that may result in a military turbine aircraft that for the first time ever will produce its own electricity from exhaust ...
'Invisible' particles could enhance thermoelectric devices
Thermoelectric devices—which can either generate an electric current from a difference in temperature or use electricity to produce heating or cooling without moving parts—have been explored in the laboratory ...
Energy-efficient water purification
Water and energy are two resources on which modern society depends. As demands for these increase, researchers look to alternative technologies that promise both sustainability and reduced environmental impact. Engineered ...
Fuel cell park in Connecticut is on board for 2013
Waste heat could keep cows cool and comfortable
The dog days of summer can be brutal for cows. When dairy cattle get too hot, it means reduced milk production, decreased reproductive activity and sometimes death – and for dairy farmers, lost income.
Fundamental research in phonon scattering helps scientists design graphene materials for applications
Graphene, a one-atom-thick form of the carbon material graphite, has been hailed as a wonder material—strong, light, nearly transparent and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat—and it very well ...
HP Introduces First Professional Workstation with Six-core AMD Opteron Processor
HP today announced the integration of the highly anticipated Six-Core AMD Opteron 2400 Series processor into its family workstations.
Science City stores heat in the ground
A groundbreaking project is currently being implemented on the Honggerberg Campus: in future, waste heat from buildings on the Science City Campus will be stored in the earth during the summer through 800 ...