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Researchers One Step Closer to New Kind of Thermoelectric "Heat Engine"
July 11, 2012
Researchers who are studying a new magnetic effect that converts heat to electricity have discovered how to amplify it a thousand times over--a first step in making the technology more practical.
Ohio State University
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