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GM Seeks Patents To Harvest Vehicle Engine Heat

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GM is hoping to increase the efficiency of their combustion engine cars by recapturing some of the emitted heat. The post below shows how they are thinking of doing this. Short answer: shape memory materials that change shape at different temperatures.
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Shape memory isn't new. Most thermostats have this feature. Maybe they have found a new use for shape memory by converting waste heat into a form of mechanical energy, which can be used in other forms.

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