Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Heat Engine With Promise

Think about all the appliances and equipment you use day in and day out that give off heat. Most notably, your computer. You may hear the fans going, trying to cool it off. If you've got a big LCD TV, you may note it also gives off a lot of heat. And, if you've got an XBOX 360, you've probably learned to open the window if you don't want to cook in the room.

I've wished before for some sort of heat-sink that would turn all that waste heat into harvestable electricity. Now, it looks like the nuclear engineer who invented the Super-Soaker is on his way to doing just that: the Johnson Thermoelectric Energy Conversion System, or JTEC for short.

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