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The PowerPot uses thermoelectric energy to turn heat and water into electricity. (Credit: Technology Venture Development)

Powerpot Turns Heat and Water Into Electricity

Power Practical, a student startup that sprang from research at the University of Utah, is selling a portable cook pot that transforms heat and water into a power source. Imagine…

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Major Advance in Generating Electricity From Wastewater

Engineers at Oregon State University have made a breakthrough in the performance of microbial fuel cells that can produce electricity directly from wastewater, opening the door to a future in which waste treatment plants…

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The Bloom Box: An Energy Breakthrough?

The Bloom Energy Server (commonly referred to as the Bloom Box) is a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) made by Bloom Energy, of Sunnyvale, California, that can use a wide variety of inputs (including liquid or…

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Berkeley Lab Scientists Generate Electricity From Viruses

New approach is a promising first step toward the development of tiny devices that harvest electrical energy from everyday tasks Imagine charging your phone as you walk, thanks to a…