wasted energy

Turbomachine expander offers efficient, safe strategy for heating, cooling

Purdue University researchers developed their device to decrease energy consumption of the vapor-compression heat pump cycle, which is commonly used in homes,…

A flexible new platform for high-performance electronics

It's an advance that could open the door to an increasingly interconnected world, enabling manufacturers to add “smart,” wireless capabilities to any number of…

Harvesting Electricity: Triboelectric Generators Capture Wasted Power

The current comes from essentially the same source as that tiny spark that jumps from a fingertip to a doorknob when you walk across carpet on a cold, dry day….

ORNL Uses New Technologies to Take Steam Out of Wasted Energy

With 1,600 steam traps, which normally open slightly to discharge condensed steam with a negligible loss of live steam, the problem occurs when a trap fails…

A painless way to achieve huge energy savings: Stop wasting food

Their study, reported in ACS' semi-monthly journal Environmental Science & Technology, found that it takes the equivalent of about 1.4 billion barrels of oil…