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New Process To Turn Waste Heat Into Electricity

Researchers report new thermoelectric material with high power factors Phys, November 14, 2016 Researchers reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they have demonstrated a step forward in converting waste heat – from industrial smokestacks, power generating plants or even automobile tailpipes – into electricity. The work, using a thermoelectric compound composed of […]

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Magnetic Memory Chips Notably Reduce Transistor Energy Use

Magnetic Chips can Sharply Boost Computer Energy Efficacy I4U News, March 14, 2016. Image credit: By Alexander Wilmer Duff, via Wikimedia Commons The law of thermodynamics seems to come to a halt here and it is indeed quite a surprise. The findings were published in the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances. Great savings in case of power […]

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Increased Efficiency With Infrared Radiation in a Vacuum

Rapid and energy-efficient production of lightweight components Phys.org, March 2, 2016. Image credit: Brett Jordan [CC BY 2.0 ()] When consolidating carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP), individual layers of fibers and plastic connect to each other under pressure and high temperatures to form a homogeneous plate. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a method which is fast […]

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Boiling Research Could Improve Power Plant Efficiency

Bryan Kilgore for Zondits, September 17, 2015. Image credit: kadufernandiz Kripa Varanasa, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, is leading a team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) working to improve industrial boiling to avoid or postpone the onset of critical heat flux conditions. Critical heat flux occurs when the bubbles and vapor generated […]