Powering Up For the Future

In a hundred year’s time people will probably look back to today and be scandalized by how much energy we waste. Currently, heat energy leaks out into our atmosphere at a phenomenal rate, energy that could be saved and converted into power. Researchers in the United States have developed a new material, a derivative of the semi-conductor lead telluride, that is highly efficient at converting thermal energy into electricity. Described by Tom Nilgesa of Munich Technical University as “a giant leap for thermoelectrics”, this new invention gives us hope for a more energy-efficient future. Continue reading Powering Up For the Future