Nanotubes may lead to cooling clothing. "Instead of heating or cooling a whole dwelling or space, you would heat or cool the personal space..."
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Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming more common – which can't be a good thing for global health
In South Asia, days with both extreme heat and extreme pollution are expected to increase 175% by 2050. Separately, the health effects are bad; together they will likely be worse.
June 25, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: health climate-change pollution asthma models air-pollution heat india temperature lung-disease heatwave air-quality south-asia heatstroke
A beetle that can handle the heat near volcanoes in the summertime inspired researchers to create a cooling material that doesn't use power.
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Physicists can use bright, hot lasers to slow atoms down so much that they measure -459 degrees Fahrenheit.
June 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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While the CDC estimates heat contributes to 600 deaths in the US each year, new research finds that the number may be many more times that.
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'Normal' body temperature varies from person to person by age, time of day, where it's measured, and even menstrual cycle. External conditions also influence your thermometer reading.
June 16, 2020 • ~9 min
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Researchers have written "a first draft of the story of how rice dispersed across Asia." It includes a major cooling event that forced rice's evolution.
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Warm winter spells in the United Kingdom have increased in frequency and duration two to three times over since 1878, report scientists.
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