North Carolina State University researchers have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental thermoelectric generator prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and can generate far more electricity than previous lightweight heat harvesting technologies. The researchers also believe they […]

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is developing a new-generation, long-life fuel cell system offering efficiency higher than that of competing technologies. Working with Convion Ltd and Elcogen Ltd in the INNO-SOFC project, the effort is planned to result in new, energy-efficient and commercially viable fuel cells. The Finns look like they mean […]

Two University of Minnesota Department of Earth Sciences researchers, Earth sciences faculty member Martin Saar and graduate student Jimmy Randolph have developed a new way for tapping heat beneath the Earth’s surface. The pair has already named the method, called CO2-plume geothermal system, or CPG.  The research was published in the most recent issue of […]