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Thermoelectric generator powered by sun's heat

MIT researchers and collaborators announce progress on a solar thermoelectric generator, a solid-state device that can make electricity from the sun's heat.

By May 4, 2011


Waste heat-powered thermoelectrics find investors

Phononic Devices and Alphabet Energy attract investment from VCs and the military for semiconductors that efficiently convert waste heat into electricity.

By February 24, 2011


Charge your iPhone with a tea candle

Kickstarter project is the first step in turning tea candles into a source of thermoelectric power for recharging smartphones and small USB devices.

By May 29, 2012


Science is in the house at CES

Start-ups backed by the National Science Foundation will be showing off a wide range of technologies, including virtual reality contact lenses, robot butlers, and flexible displays.

By January 6, 2012


Where federal energy research money should go

The Energy Department's new ARPA-E program aims to find "transformational energy technologies" beyond fossil fuels. Here are some offbeat ideas on how it could get started.

By April 28, 2009


'Green machine' makes power from waste heat

Thermoelectricity in action: ElectraTherm squeezes 50 kilowatts of electricity out of industrial waste heat.

By May 30, 2008


Green news harvest: Cancelled ethanol plants, electricity from exhaust heat

How to keep your PC chugging a bit longer; a $400 million clean-tech fund, food and fuel under the United Nations microscope, and a new chief executive for SunEthanol.

By June 5, 2008


Nanotech helps turn 'waste' heat into power

Will the heat from your car's exhaust pipe power your car's electronics? Researchers from Boston College and MIT claim a thermoelectric efficiency breakthrough.

By March 20, 2008