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Stay up to date the latest developments in thermoelectric power generators (TEG). Design engineers will find essential technical briefs and trending applications for thermoelectric power generators (TEG).

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Briefs: Energy
The material sets the stage for new forms of electric power in the future.
Briefs: Materials
The organic composite material is soft, stretchable, and has good thermoelectric properties for many wearable applications.
Briefs: Energy
A flexible device worn on the wrist harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health.
Special Reports: Energy
Power Electronics - August 2021

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

Briefs: Communications
The technology harvests electrical energy from waste heat sources.
Briefs: Medical
The reusable mask would include a heated copper mesh powered by a battery and surrounded by insulating neoprene.
Q&A: Energy
Professor Qiaoqiang Gan of the University at Buffalo (NY) and his team developed a unique two-in-one system that uses solar energy for simultaneously cooling and heating — without electricity.
Products: Test & Measurement
Displacement sensors, metal 3D printers, shielding materials, and more.
INSIDER: Green Design & Manufacturing

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed a new, low-cost, wearable device that transforms the human body into a biological battery. The device is stretchy enough that you can wear it like...

Briefs: Energy
The material can be recycled, making renewable energy more sustainable while lowering costs in the process.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The improved rectennas could operate low-power devices such as temperature sensors.
Briefs: Energy
The technology is inherently safer and more energy-dense than today’s lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Energy
This can be used in energy-recovery systems in industrial, space, automotive, and military applications.
Articles: AR/AI
An A/C alternative, AI that sharpens blurry images, and a NASA energy harvester.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
With the emergence of a new generation of ultra-efficient electronic chips, the Wiegand technology is showing significant promise, especially in the exciting area of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

A new way of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphene could lead to ultra-lightweight, flexible solar cells, and to new classes of...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Products include an aerosol scattering sensor; metal foam; and a new coated drug capsule.
Q&A: Energy
Changing directions of twist and coiling changes whether a material cools or heats.
Blog: Energy
A new charging cell wants to use low-grade heat from our industrial processes to power our devices.
Products: Software
Circular Connectors

Binder USA, Camarillo, CA, introduced the 720 Series of miniature circular connectors with a snap-in IP67 twin distributor. The distributor — a single male connector into two...

Facility Focus: Energy

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory — with sites in Anchorage, AK; Albany, OR; Morgantown, WV; and Pittsburgh, PA...

Briefs: Aerospace

Shear Assisted Processing and Extrusion (ShAPE™) allows creation of wire, bar, and tubular extrusions that show significant improvement in material properties; for example, magnesium extrusions have...

Briefs: Energy

Nearly 70 percent of the energy produced in the United States each year is wasted as heat. Much of that heat is less than 100 °C and emanates from things like computers, cars, or...

Briefs: Energy

Recent technical advances have enabled flywheel energy storage systems (FESS) to become more compact and able to support higher-power applications. Due to their proven...

Briefs: Materials

Heat shields are essentially used as the brakes to stop spacecraft from burning up and crashing on entry and reentry into a planet's atmosphere. Current spacecraft heat shield methods include...

Blog: Aerospace
Researchers from Purdue University demonstrated that thermoacoustics properties could theoretically occur in solids as well as liquids.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Water heaters and other thermal energy storage devices increase the temperature of a medium above an ambient or normal temperature, and store the warmer medium. Water heaters, in particular, must store...

INSIDER: Energy

Thermoelectric devices generate power when one side of the device is a different temperature from the other. Instead of requiring two different temperature inputs at...

Question of the Week: Energy
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Our second INSIDER story today featured an achievement from University of Delaware engineers: liquid-activated panels that change from transparent to opaque.

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