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Contact: Emil Venere
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Purdue University

Glass Fibers with Diagram

Caption: This image shows glass fibers coated with a thermoelectric material that generates electrical current when exposed to heat. The technology might be used to harvest energy from hot pipes or engine components, possibly representing a way to recover energy wasted in factories, power plants and cars.

Credit: Purdue University photo/Scott W. Finefrock

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