How to Build an Electricity-Producing Peltier Gasifier

A gasifier works by decomposing organic matter in an oxygen-free environment at high temperatures and then burning the hydrogen that results from that decomposition....
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Japanese Thermoelectric Generator Yields Record Efficiency

Nowadays we can notice that a lot of devices and objects we use daily are becoming smarter every day. We can see this trend...

Thermophotovoltaic Solar Cells Produce Electricity in the Dark

Scientists developed a new nanomaterial that can make solar cells generate electricity in the dark. "Solar power generation in the dark? How is this possible?"...

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...

Fire-Powered Wifi Router in a Stone Aims to Take You Online in the Wild

A Wi-Fi router embedded in a 1.5-ton rock and powered by fire could keep you connected even in the deepest of forests. Wireless networks are everywhere...

Body Heat to Electricity: German Scientists Working on Viable Design

German scientists have found a way of transforming body heat into electricity using thermoelectric devices. The discovery means that we may be able to...
3D Printed Thermoelectric Generator Material is Flexible Enough to Install Practically Anywhere

3D Printable Thin Film Thermoelectric Generator is Flexible Enough to Install Anywhere

Most energy systems are extremely inefficient, but flexible thermoelectric generators could recover some of that lost energy and put it back into the system. If...

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...

New Pyroelectric Device Transforms Heat into Electricity With 30% Efficiency

Thermoelectric devices transform waste heat into electricity and can one day provide increased efficiency for everything from small gadgets to power plants. Scott Hunter, working at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) hopes his new heat-recovering invention will scavenge lost heat with an efficiency of up to 30 percent.
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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...