Summer! Wonderful but warm period (more and more, you know the reasons). Many say that you cannot survive the summer without air conditioning. What if your house or car doesn't heat up?
The engineers of the Purdue Universitythey developed a white paint capable of keeping all surfaces cool, especially up to 18 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 ° C) colder than the surrounding environment. More: the “Super White” paint reflects 95,5% of sunlight and effectively radiates infrared heat.
Like a refrigerator that does not consume energy
Paint works by not absorbing solar energy at all and by driving away heat. It can even help with climate change, thanks to the radiative cooling, flexing heat from the Earth into deep space. Where it can no longer affect our planet.
“We are not moving heat from the surface to the atmosphere. We're just dumping everything in the universe, which is an infinite heat sink, ”he said Xiangyu Li, an MIT researcher who worked on this project.
The experiments speak for themselves: the super White paint is effective
To prove the effectiveness of their new product, Purdue researchers captured images of their paint with infrared cameras versus regular white paint. The results were impressive to say the least.
All the readings pretty clearly confirmed that the Super White paint has a lower temperature. Much lower than the context in which it is used than any other competitor.
Imagine this paint used in all our cities on buildings, roads and cars (goodbye air conditioning in the summer).
Wouldn't that be a creative way to combat global warming?
Gianluca Riccio, born in 1975, is the creative director of an advertising agency, copywriter and journalist. He is affiliated with Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists. Since 2006 he directs Futuroprossimo.it, the Italian resource of Futurology.
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Gianluca Riccio, copywriter and journalist - Born in 1975, he is the creative director of an advertising agency, he is affiliated with the Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists.