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Piezoelectric power on your flight and your chin

September 30th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD

Piezoelectric materials are finding their way into some interesting energy-independent devices, including a chinstrap that collects energy from chewing and aircraft wings that morph for airplane agility.


Cool roofs in not-so-cool China equal energy, emissions savings

September 29th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis

Scientists from the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory have previously established that cool roofs are the most cost-effective option for your pocketbook. Now, a group from the lab, working with Chinese researchers, has shown that the use of light-colored roofs in China would “substantially” reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in regions where summer temps soar.



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