No sweat! Lightweight, wearable tech converts body heat to electricity

In episode 64, Charlie and Jordan explore wearable thermoelectric generators, or TEGs, that can efficiently convert body heat to electricity. Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and can generate far more electricity than previous lightweight heat-harvesting technologies.

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