Study reveals surprising role of haze in the warming of Chinese cities
19 hours ago
A new Yale-led study published in the journal Nature Communications sheds light on the surprising role that haze in China plays in promoting the urban heat island effect [UHI], a process whereby city centers tend to be significantly ...
Sponge creates steam using ambient sunlight
Aug 22, 2016
How do you boil water? Eschewing the traditional kettle and flame, MIT engineers have invented a bubble-wrapped, sponge-like device that soaks up natural sunlight and heats water to boiling temperatures, generating steam ...
New residential water heater concept promises high efficiency, lower cost
Aug 15, 2016
A team of scientists from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Florida has developed a novel method that could yield lower-cost, higher-efficiency systems for water heating in residential ...
Climate change may bring more tainted shellfish to northern seas
Aug 09, 2016
Warming oceans may be boosting levels of dangerous bacteria in northern seas, possibly explaining why more people are getting sickened by tainted seafood and seawater, new research suggests.
Microscopic collisions help proteins stay healthy
Aug 05, 2016
Studies at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are providing basic new understanding about "heat shock proteins," also called "chaperone proteins." These proteins, first identified in cells subjected ...
Energy – High-efficiency heating
Aug 04, 2016
Salt and ammonia are key ingredients of a high-efficiency natural gas-fired heat pump system being developed by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Rheem and ClimateWell.
Scientists' annual physical of planet: 'Earth's fever rises'
Aug 02, 2016
Earth's fever got worse last year, breaking dozens of climate records, scientists said in a massive report nicknamed the annual physical for the planet.
Physicists reach lowest temperature ever recorded in solids using laser cooling
Aug 02, 2016
When most people think about lasers, they usually imagine them generating heat and even setting something on fire. But, for a group of scientists in The University of New Mexico's Department of Physics & Astronomy, lasers ...
Heating the exterior of suitcases may decrease the spread of bed bugs through luggage
Aug 01, 2016
New research indicates that brief heat treatment is a promising way to decrease the spread of bed bugs being transported on the outer surface of luggage.
New guide a world-first template for greening urban roofs and walls
Jul 29, 2016
The development of green roofs and walls is now easier, with a landmark new guidance note providing advice about developing urban canopy on commercial and residential buildings.