Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Tokyo scientists have invented a new kind of concrete could reduce emissions from the construction industry. Called calcium carbonate concrete it’s made from waste concrete and carbon dioxide from the air or recycled industrial exhaust gases. It shows promise as a future construction material, especially in places where natural resources are limited. […]

University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering researchers are demonstrating next-generation energy technology using topology optimization and metal 3D printing to design ultra-compact, high-power heat exchangers (Most are commonly called radiators). Used in most major industries – including energy, water, manufacturing, transportation, construction, electronic, chemical, petrochemical, agriculture and aerospace – heat exchangers transfer thermal energy […]

Researchers have found carbon nanotubes woven into thread-like fibers and sewn into fabrics become a thermoelectric generator. The invisibly small carbon nanotubes aligned fibers can turn heat from the sun or other sources into other forms of energy. The Rice University lab of physicist Junichiro Kono led an effort with scientists at Tokyo Metropolitan University […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Lawrence Livermore scientists can now claim near breakeven nuclear fusion, understood to be near the energy out equals the energy put in. On Aug. 8, 2021, an experiment at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) National Ignition Facility (NIF) made a significant step toward ignition, achieving a yield of more than 1.3 megajoules (MJ). […]

Northwestern University scientists have demonstrated a high-performing thermoelectric material in a practical form that can be used in device development. The material – purified tin selenide in polycrystalline form – outperforms the single-crystal form in converting heat to electricity, making it the most efficient thermoelectric system on record. A key application target of thermoelectric devices […]

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