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Thermoelectric Pipes Can Generate Electricity From Hot Water

Panasonic has developed a revolutionary hot water pipe that can actually turn the heat into usable electricity, as long as there's also a source of cold water. The conversion process relies on the temperature difference between the hot and cold water, and since the entire pipe is used to harness heat, the power… » 1/02/13 3:40pm 1/02/13 3:40pm

MIT Thermoelectric Device Could Revolutionize Home Heating

With gas prices approaching "damn, I'm going to have to start walking more" levels here in the States, everyone's doing their part to increase efficiency and reduce energy consumption, and that includes the genius farm MIT. The institute already produces 80% of its own energy, courtesy of its on campus "cogeneration… » 7/26/08 11:00am 7/26/08 11:00am