How to Use an Exhaust Heat Recovery System to Charge up your Phone

Although the world is constantly moving towards cleaner and greener means of transportation, a complete transition to these kinds of transport is still years...

Body Heat Harvesting Wearable Patch Better than Batteries

There is a new hope for keeping wearable gadgets hooked as long as you like, without even minding of charging them. An NSF sponsored nanoengineering...
Ikea electric table concept

Thermoelectric Table from Ikea Turns Heat Into Electricity

You may not realize how much heat everyday objects give off. Your computer, television, or even your cup of tea – all of these...

Hybrid System Turns Waste Heat From Solar Panels to Warm Water

A new type of hybrid system combines solar panels with solar water heaters to optimize energy production and make the most of every sun...

New Formula Speeds Up Development of Thermoelectric Materials

Identifying materials that have high potential for converting heat to electricity have just become much easier, as researchers from Houston University released a new...

Move Over Noisy Compressors, Phononic’s Thermoelectric Heat Pump is Here

A quiet energy efficient fridge, coffee table that can chill drinks, radiant on-demand temperature control for rooms. All this could become reality with large...

Cheap and Efficient Thermoelectric Material Turns Waste Heat Into Eectricity

New thermoelectric material, tetrahedrite, a naturally occurring mineral, non-toxic and super efficient conductor that turns waste heat into power, goes on sale by Alphabet...

Super Cool Outdoor Stove Powers Electronics While Cooking Your Dinner

Summer is coming! At least for us in the Northern hemisphere, anyway. Days are longer, the sun is stronger, people are happier, and all...
KAIST Could Capture Our Own Renewable Energy

Thermoelectric Generator Harvests Renewable Energy, Yours

As pointed out in a famous movie, human beings generate a lot of extra heat. This renewable energy source could be harvested, hopefully not...

After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Japan Moves toward Coal and Gas Power

In wake of Tokyo’s struggles with moving away from costly oil, Japan is planning to build 14 new gas and coal-fired power plants by...