air conditioning

Running the air conditioner can help filter nanoparticles out of your car’s inside air

By April Gocha / August 15, 2017

The air around major roadways is rife with particulate air pollution. However, new research from Washington University suggests there is a simple fix to help keep the air you breathe inside your car a little cleaner—and it only requires the click of a switch.

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Multilayered oxide mirror heats up space to help cool buildings

By April Gocha / January 9, 2015

Stanford researchers have developed a multilayered material that reflects visible and infrared light away from buildings, a finding that they hope will someday heat up deep space and cool down rooftops.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / October 28, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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DOE gets busy again

By / February 8, 2011

Lots of stuff the last few days: Salazar, Chu announce major offshore wind initiatives; Strategic plan, $50 million in R&D funding, identified Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced major steps forward in support of offshore wind energy in the United States, including new funding opportunities for up to…

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