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New green technology could harvest body heat as energy | Inhabitat

Scientists have created thermocells, energy-efficient devices, that can harvest excess heat and convert it into renewable energy. They hope to create portable batteries that could be applied to many types of surfaces to harvest excess heat — including clothing to utilize heat from the human body as energy.

The group of 11 scientists who worked on this project published their study in the journal Renewable Energy. They are affiliated with The National University of Science and Technology in Moscow.

Thermoelectricity is the type of electricity that is generated by temperature differences, called temperature gradients. These are found everywhere, including around the human body. While this is an area of green energy with untapped potential, previously developed thermocells have a low output power.

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Data Centers Waste Vast Amounts of Energy, Belying Industry Image – NYTimes.com

Nationwide, data centers used about 76 billion kilowatt-hours in 2010, or roughly 2 percent of all electricity used in the country that year

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Hybrid? Really??? | greenpacks.org

The Lotus Evora concept, scheduled for a debut at the Geneva Motor Show, could well be the next step for hybrid vehicles.

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U.S. Department of Energy Announce SBIRs Grants |U.S. Department of Energy

DOE Announces $37 Million for
Small Business Research and Technology

Funding Emphasizes Investment in Clean Energy Technologies and Job Creation

Washington, DC— U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that $37 million in funding from the Recovery Act will be made available to qualified small businesses through the Department’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Today’s funding announcement emphasizes the Department’s commitment to developing near-term, clean energy technologies while allowing small businesses take part in the new industrial revolution that the sustainable energy economy will bring.
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