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Breakthrough in radiative cooling

New research led by University at Buffalo (UB) engineers has made significant progress in the area of passive cooling. The study, published in the journal Cell Reports Physical Science, has found a way to turbo-charge an existing passive cooling technique, known as radiative or sky cooling. This eco-friendly technique involves the use of sun-blocking nanomaterials that […]

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A breakthrough for cool roofs?

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have designed a new system that could help keep roofs cool by radiating heat into outer space, without consuming electricity. The system consists of a polymer/aluminium film installed inside a box at the bottom of a specially designed solar shelter. The film cools its surroundings by absorbing heat from […]