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Inexpensive Flexible Material to Convert Waste Heat to Electricity

Written by , on January 3, 2019

Scientists at Osaka University have reported that they have developed an inexpensive, large-scale and flexible thermoelectric generator that has high mechanical reliability and can convert waste heat into electricity efficiently.  Read more »

Street Layout Has a Big Effect on Urban Heat

Written by , on March 26, 2018

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found that the pattern of streets in a city can have a big effect on the strength of the local heat island effect which causes cities to be hotter than their surroundings.  Read more »

New Way of Generating Electricity from Heat

Written by , on May 27, 2014

Researchers at MIT and Stanford demonstrated a new way to transform waste heat into electricity, particularly in situations where the temperature gradient is small.  Read more »

Smart Windows

Written by , on September 2, 2013

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new material that could lead to smart windows where people could control the amount of light and heat that gets through. The material is a thin coating of nanocrystals embedded in the glass that can dynamically modify sunlight as it passes […]  Read more »