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Could a newly created white paint help fight global warming? – CGTN

Xiulin Ruan, a Purdue University professor of mechanical engineering, holds up his lab’s sample of the whitest paint on record. (Purdue University/Jared Pike) Xiulin Ruan, a Purdue University professor of mechanical engineering, holds up his lab’s sample of the whitest…

Changing specialisation to cope with climate change | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal – voxeu.org

Bruno Conte, Klaus Desmet, Dávid Krisztián Nagy, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg 04 May 2021 In discussing trade policy in the context of climate change, some people are quick to argue that trade might have to be restricted. After all, trade involves transportation,…

Space rock found on Earth traced back to origins on Vesta

In 2018, a small asteroid crashed into Earth, and scientists recovered pieces of it in a Botswana game reserve. Now the scientists have determined the space rock’s origin: Vesta, in the asteroid belt.

Whitest white paint could help fight climate change – ABC News

It reflects up to 98.1% of sunlight and can cool buildings the world over. April 25, 2021, 10:03 AM • 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article This is an Inside Science story. Typical commercial white paints…

Coating Buildings With This Paint Might Cool Them Down Enough to Reduce the Need for Air Conditioning

In an effort to curb global warming, Purdue University engineers have created the whitest paint yet. Coating buildings with this paint may one day cool them off enough to reduce the need for air conditioning, the researchers say. In October, the team created an ultra-white paint that pushed limits on how white paint can be. […]

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The Whitest Paint Is Here & It’s the Coolest – Could Help Curb Global Warming – SciTechDaily

Xiulin Ruan, a Purdue University professor of mechanical engineering, holds up his lab’s sample of the whitest paint on record. Credit: Purdue University/Jared Pike New paint formulation could help buildings rely less on air conditioning. In an effort to curb…

Whitest Paint Ever Developed Could Help Slow Global Warming – My Modern Met

Professor Xiulin Ruan with a sample of the whitest paint yet developed. (Photo: Jared Pike/Purdue University) Combatting the rise in global temperatures requires creative science and innovative thinking. An exciting, new development was recently announced in the journal ACS Applied…

Michigan farmers have crop storage problem as global warming brings higher temperatures – Detroit Free Press

MECOSTA, Mich. — For generations, Brian Sackett’s family has farmed potatoes that are made into chips found on grocery shelves in much of the eastern U.S. About 25% of the nation’s potato chips get their start in Michigan, where reliably…

Farm-level study shows rising temperatures hurt rice yields

(North Carolina State University) A long-term, farm-level study of the relationship between warmer temperatures and rice yields in the Philippines shows that rising temperatures adversely affect rice yields.

Human eye beats machine in archaeological color identification test

(Florida Museum of Natural History) A ruler and scale can tell archaeologists the size and weight of a fragment of pottery – but identifying its precise color can depend on individual perception. So, when a handheld color-matching gadget came on the market, scientists hoped it offered a consistent way of determining color, free of human bias.