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Electricity from the exhaust pipe

Researchers are working on a thermoelectric generator that converts the heat from car exhaust fumes into electricity. The module feeds the energy into the car's electronic systems. This cuts fuel consumption and helps reduce ...

Jun 03, 2008 4.3 / 5 (39) 8

Electricity from body heat

Making calls from a cell phone with no battery, using just the warmth of your hand? Perhaps that’s no more than a pipe dream right now. But new circuits are already making it possible to harness body heat ...

Aug 01, 2007 4.5 / 5 (37) 0

Noise-absorbing windows

The noise of aircraft taking off, road traffic or a booming discotheque often drive inhabitants of the neighborhood to a nervous frenzy. The first-ever windows with active sound insulation offer much-needed ...

Apr 03, 2007 4.2 / 5 (40) 0

IBM Cools 3-D Chips with Water

In IBM’s labs, tiny rivers of water are cooling computer chips that have circuits and components stacked on top of each other, a design that promises to advance Moore’s Law in the next decade and significantly ...

Jun 05, 2008 4.5 / 5 (35) 11

Flying on hydrogen

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have conducted successful test flights of a hydrogen-powered unmanned aircraft believed to be the largest to fly on a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell using ...

Aug 28, 2006 4.5 / 5 (35) 0