Zero-power radiative cooling system sends heat into space

A new radiative cooling system blocks sunlight and shoots heat into space. It could keep buildings cool down here on Earth.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo | Aug. 23, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured electricity sunlight temperature

Nano-thermometer can take a single cell’s temperature

Using a regular thermometer on a cell would like be taking "the temperature of a person with a thermometer the size of the Empire State Building."

Mike Williams-Rice | Aug. 23, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology cells nanotechnology temperature

Ancient plankton hint at climate to come

Plankton fossils from the Pliocene, an era with CO2 levels similar to those today, may help scientist predict what's in store for our climate in the future.

U. Arizona | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment carbon-dioxide climate-change fossils plankton temperature

How painted turtles end up male or female isn’t so predictable

New reseearch could upend ideas about how geography affects sex determination in painted turtles.

Fred Love-Iowa State | Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology embryos sexes temperature turtles

New England’s hottest July is a climate change wake-up call

After the hottest July on record for several New England cities, an expert breaks down what the heat means and what we can do to fight climate change.

Boston University | Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change temperature

Swiss cheese concrete can help cities beat the heat

Permeable concrete pavement could help cities stave off the "urban heat island effect" on hot days without breaking the bank.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Aug. 1, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology cities infrastructure roads temperature

How temp makes some drugs separate like salad dressing

To improve the shelf life of antibody solutions, researchers investigated how cooling renders them cloudy and unusable.

Gail McCormick-Penn State | July 30, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibodies medications temperature

Monarch butterflies have heat-sensitive ‘timer’ for migration

When monarch butterflies are laying low down south for the winter, a temperature-sensitive timer preps them for the trip north.

Jim Erickson-Michigan | July 29, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology butterflies temperature

Hurricanes need water, right? Not necessarily

"We wanted to know if hurricanes really need water. And we've shown that they don't—but in a very different world."

Kayla Zacharias-Purdue | July 24, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology hurricanes mars temperature water weather

A bath at the right time can improve your sleep

The right timing and the right temperature makes a bath before bedtime a great way to fall asleep faster and get better sleep.

John Holden-UT Austin | July 23, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms sleep temperature water

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