A new white paint keeps surfaces up to 18 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than their surroundings—almost life AC or a refrigerator, but without using any energy.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: sustainability electricity emissions temperature science-and-technology earth-and-environment
A new study digs into how temperature and humidity affect the spread of the coronavirus. The findings could help keep people safe as winter approaches.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 viruses temperature featured health-and-medicine
"...with this kind of technology, you can take society into a superconducting society where you'll never need things like batteries again."
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: physics electricity materials-science superconductors temperature magnetism featured science-and-technology
Some marine animals may tolerate warming seas—but climate change could make it harder for many to find "breathable" places to live, a new study shows.
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change temperature oceans oxygen earth-and-environment
"The previous cooling materials have been rigid and tough, which makes them unforgiving for athletes, occupational workers, soldiers, and so much more."
Sept. 25, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: exercise materials-science temperature hydrogels science-and-technology health-and-medicine clothing
New thermal photovoltaics reflect 99% of the energy they can't convert to electricity. They could help cut the price of storing renewable energy as heat.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: semiconductors solar-power temperature renewable-energy photovoltaics earth-and-environment
An odd new experiment may offer a path towards a connection between classical and quantum physics. It's a goal scientists have chased for decades.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: physics temperature atoms quantum-physics science-and-technology gases
Arctic sea ice is melting a lot faster than earlier estimates, which predicted a slow and stable rise in Arctic temperatures, researchers say.
Aug. 18, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: climate-change arctic temperature earth-and-environment sea-ice
Deaths due to temperatures rising as a result of climate change could match the global death rate for all infectious diseases combined, researchers say.
Aug. 5, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: climate-change death temperature featured health-and-medicine
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