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  1. 24 Dec '16 15:36
    Haoran Yang, a scientist associated with The Nature Conservancy, is creating materials to capture and re-use thermoelectric energy. This electricity is generated when heat passes from the hot side of a surface to the cool side, as on an auto exhaust pipe, for instance. This seems to have interesting possibilities in a number of areas.
  2. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Dec '16 15:34
    Originally posted by John Osmar
    Haoran Yang, a scientist associated with The Nature Conservancy, is creating materials to capture and re-use thermoelectric energy. This electricity is generated when heat passes from the hot side of a surface to the cool side, as on an auto exhaust pipe, for instance. This seems to have interesting possibilities in a number of areas.
    It's not exactly a new thing. What he is trying to do is increase the efficiency of existing Peltier effect devices. You can already buy Peltier refrigerators for picnics and such.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoelectric_effect