Energy & Green Tech

Converting solar energy to electricity on demand

The researchers behind an energy system that makes it possible to capture solar energy, store it for up to 18 years and release it when and where it is needed have now taken the system a step further. After previously demonstrating ...

Energy & Green Tech

Pioneering 3-D printed device sets new record for efficiency

A new 3-D printed thermoelectric device, which converts heat into electric power with an efficiency factor over 50% higher than the previous best for printed materials—and is cheap to produce in bulk—has been manufactured ...

Engineering

The human body as a power plant

The technology developed by the ETH spin-off Mithras Technology wouldn't be out of place in a science fiction movie: The user's own body heat powers what is known as a thermoelectric generator to charge wearables and other ...

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