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.
The Industrial Internet of Things may be going off the deep end in connecting everything on the plant floor. Some machines, bearings, or conveyors simply donít need to be monitored -- even if they can be.
Wind turbines already are imposing structures that stretch high into the sky, but an engineering graduate student at the University of Notre Dame wants to make them even taller to reduce energy costs and improve efficiency.
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