Peter Hagelstein, an MIT electrical engineering professor, found a better way of getting electricity from waste heat. He combines thermoelectrics and thermionics in a device that converts about 17% of the heat it absorbs into electricity. And, he says, 20 to 25% is possible with improvements. For more information, contact Hagelstein at email@example.com or call (617) 253-0899.
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
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