Generations after people learned to make ice in the desert, the same technique under development to provide us with radiative cooling

Sarah Kaplan writes on the Washington Post website about the innovation from one scientist at the University of California at Los Angeles to use ancient techniques to demonstrate  electricity-free electricity. It will be interesting to follow these developments in the future.   Bringing the chill of the cosmos to a warming planet Long ago, in … Continue reading Generations after people learned to make ice in the desert, the same technique under development to provide us with radiative cooling

A new type of air conditioning that uses much less energy

Chilled panels use less energy than conventional A/C and work in open spaces. The new technology is described in a news item on the University of British Columbia website. This ‘Cold Tube’ can beat the summer heat without relying on air conditioning Many people beat the summer heat by cranking the air conditioning. However, air … Continue reading A new type of air conditioning that uses much less energy

Air conditioning: definite benefits but at a cost

More and more we are having to address cooling, particularly as high temperatures are plaguing many countries, as we have seen this summer in Europe. Carine Sebi, Assistant Professor – Economics at the Grenoble École de Management (GEM) provides a good review of the current situation and future possibilities in an article on The Conversation … Continue reading Air conditioning: definite benefits but at a cost