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When You Turn On Your A/C, Do You Make The Street Outside Hotter?
More than you expect. Especially at night.
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A New Rooftop Coating Makes Buildings ‘Sweat’ To Cut Cooling Costs
By absorbing moisture when it rains and expelling it as vapor when it becomes warm, buildings can essentially sweat just like humans.
With New Materials, Air Conditioners Can Be Powered By Waste Heat
Future buildings may use heat to cool off more efficiently, using new materials developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The...
Indian Contest Calls for Invention of Cooling Jackets In Effort to Reduce Heat Stroke
Hoping to entice young residents to work outside, authorities in southern India announced a contest worth more than $20,000 to...
NREL Improves On Swamp Cooler Tech to Create 90 Percent More Efficient Air Conditioner
When it comes to home comforts, few inventions can beat the air conditioner for its ability to help us tolerate...
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