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 ...

Energy & Green Tech

Americans use more clean energy in 2016

Americans used more renewable energy in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Overall, energy consumption was nearly flat.

Energy & Green Tech

Decoding thermophotovoltaic efficiency

The field of solar cells has witnessed exponential development over the past decades. Evaluating the performance of solar cells has been simple because all devices can be compared given a single metric, the efficiency, which ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Enhancing thermo-electrochemical cell efficiency

The generation of electricity from the human body may not be a superpower at all; rather, it appears to be a commonplace occurrence. Recent research conducted by a POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology) team ...

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