…It’s Just Science. And Technology. And a Yummy Sandwich.

Dr. Orest Symko’s students at the University of Utah have been hard at work improving the efficiency of devices that are capable of turning waste heat into electricity — via soundwaves.

The thermoacoustic devices turn heat into sound by applying the heat to a metallic screen fitted inside a plastic cylinder. The screen eventually produces a tone once it is properly heated. This sound can then be turned into usable electricity using a piezoelectric device fitted into the same plastic cylinder.

I can imagine LOTS of interesting applications for this one.


On an off-topic note (am I evern ON topic?), I’ve decided that I would be doing myself a disservice if I didn’t also blog about food, since I love it so darn much.

So I’m kicking off my food blogging by making the following recommendation: Chipotle Grilled Chicken Avocado Sandwich.

Mmmmm.


Proving that copy protection will ALWAYS be defeated given enough time and effort, hackers recently cracked the new HDDVD encryption key — a week after it was released. Haha…

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