2015 – Europe Commission – The Power Of Sound – In Space

Heading out beyond Jupiter, the light from our sun gets very dim. And even close to home, space exploration can’t always draw power from the rays – e.g. on Mars, at night or during the planet’s fierce dust storms. Another option involves generating electricity from an inbuilt heat source. EU-funded research has combined acoustic waves and electromagnetism to do so. The Space TRIPS project developed new technology to facilitate humankind’s ventures off-planet, and it has built a prototype to demonstrate the principle in practice.

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