Cool Green Winter Book Review 2022

Cool Green Science

The post Cool Green Winter Book Review 2022 appeared first on Cool Green Science. Healing through falconry, a field guide to habitats, cutthroat trout, caribou and more in the latest book review. Latest Science Our Nature Reads

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8 Cool US Mammals You Haven’t Seen

Cool Green Science

Search for these cool but cryptic mammals across the United States. The post 8 Cool US Mammals You Haven’t Seen appeared first on Cool Green Science. Latest Science Mammal Watching Traveling Naturalist Wildlife

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10 Writing Awards for Cool Green Science

Cool Green Science

Cool Green Science staff writers and contributors won 10 awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. The post 10 Writing Awards for Cool Green Science appeared first on Cool Green Science.

Advancements in free-cooling keep breweries cool year-round

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Chiller & Cooling Best Practices. Free-cooling can significantly reduce operating costs for facilities such as breweries that have year-round cooling requirements. However, not all free-cooling systems deliver the same savings. It is important to understand how recent advancements in free-cooling technology can deliver greater efficiency in savings all year long.

9 Cool Freshwater Fish You’ve Never Heard Of

Cool Green Science

Celebrate freshwater biodiversity with these cool fish. The post 9 Cool Freshwater Fish You’ve Never Heard Of appeared first on Cool Green Science. Do you know the hardhead? The chiselmouth?

Cool Green Summer Book Picks 2021

Cool Green Science

They offer… The post Cool Green Summer Book Picks 2021 appeared first on Cool Green Science. As unbelievable as it might sound, summer 2021 is here. I found myself thinking about just how much comfort books have provided us over the past year (and more).

New semiconductor cools computer chips

Physics World

A novel semiconducting material with high thermal conductivity can be integrated into high-power computer chips to cool them down and so improve their performance. The post New semiconductor cools computer chips appeared first on Physics World.

‘Janus textile’ could keep you warm and cool you down

Physics World

Researchers in Belgium have unveiled the design for a fabric that could keep a person warm when worn one way, while cooling them down if worn inside out. Therefore reducing this radiative loss – or increasing it to improve cooling – involves modifying the surfaces of clothing.

Demand for Efficient Data Centers Helps Grow Data Center Liquid Cooling Market

Environment + Energy Leader

As demand increases to make energy intensive data centers more efficient, the data center liquid cooling market is expected to rapidly grow. The post Demand for Efficient Data Centers Helps Grow Data Center Liquid Cooling Market appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Ask a Scientist: How Can We Cool Off Urban Heat Islands and Protect the Most Vulnerable?

Union of Concerned Scientists

We recently received a question from a UCS supporter in Denver about how to best address the urban heat island effect. I forwarded this question to Dr. Juan Declet-Barreto, UCS senior social scientist for climate vulnerability, who is quite familiar with the situation.

More Cool Facts About the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Cool Green Science

The post More Cool Facts About the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker appeared first on Cool Green Science. Meet the scientist who’s a sucker for sapsuckers. Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds

Proton cooled using an ion cloud and superconducting circuit

Physics World

The ability to trap charged particles and cool them down to a fraction of a degree above absolute zero is key to many tests of fundamental physics, including probes of any asymmmetry between matter and antimatter. Sympathetic cooling.

“Every Fish is Cool”: An Interview with Dr. Kory Evans

Ocean Conservancy

It’s a cool field to study because there are so many facets and rabbit holes that you can go down to get a holistic picture of how evolutionary forces produce skull shape. A lot of what we think is cool about humans or mammals came from fish, including skeletons and skulls.

The ten-billion-dollar gamble: Keeping the JWST cool

Physics World

Keeping the helium refrigerant cool on its journey though the telescope’s plumbing is therefore vital. The post The ten-billion-dollar gamble: Keeping the JWST cool appeared first on Physics World.

Bluefors presents new cooling platform KIDE at APS March Meeting 2022

Physics World

Based in Helsinki, the company presented its new KIDE cooling platform at the 2022 March meeting of the American Physical Society in Chicago. Based on the Finnish word for “snowflake”, KIDE is so named because the cooling platform is hexagonal in shape.

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The Inequities of Keeping Cool in Urban Heat Islands

Union of Concerned Scientists

Another heat wave threatens the US Southwest, and may pose more risks to people living in cities like Houston and Phoenix, due to the urban heat island phenomenon. Climate Change Houston inequities micro urban heat islands phoenix surface temperature

Organic aerosols from forests could help cool the planet

Physics World

Researchers in Finland have observed a plant-induced cooling effect in the atmosphere, which strengthens as temperatures increase. As climate scientists predict future global temperatures, it is crucial for their models to fully account for these cooling processes.

Energy efficient bamboo device in Vietnam is a cooling system

Inhabitant

AREP, a multidisciplinary architecture agency, created a cooling system prototype based on the history, culture and original designs used by ancient civilizations. Called an adiabatic urban cooling system, the idea dates back centuries, yet is still perhaps the most natural solution for the challenges of cooling modern Vietnamese cities facing regular heat waves

Cooling homes without warming the planet

Successful Green

... The post Cooling homes without warming the planet appeared first on successful GREEN.

Can We Trust Our Power Plants to Keep Us Cool During Dangerous Heat?

Union of Concerned Scientists

The question isn't just how they suffer from climate change, but how they contribute to it. Energy heat waves power plants Resilience

REBRANDED transforms factory-rejects into cool streetwear

Inhabitant

REBRANDED is a new sustainable clothing line out of Los Angeles. Launched in February 2022, REBRANDED wants to revolutionize the way we view fashion. Inhabitat sat down with founder and CEO Tricia Hoke to discuss what inspired this new fashion line of discarded materials

Neptune has been slowly cooling for 15 years when it should be warming

New Scientist

Nearly two decades of observations have shown that Neptune's southern hemisphere has been slowly cooling down when it should be heating up, and we don’t know why

How the shimmering secrets of iridescence could keep us cool

New Scientist

Many animals take advantage of this to stay cool – and we could copy the trick to make paints that keep our buildings coolInstead of absorbing light, iridescent surfaces scatter it away.

Trees cool the land surface temperature of cities by up to 12°C

New Scientist

An analysis of satellite data from 293 cities in Europe has found that trees have a big cooling effect while other green spaces don't

LIGO mirrors have been cooled to near their quantum ground state

Physics World

Now, an international team of researchers has cooled the interferometers’ large mirrors close to their quantum ground state. Laser cooling would not work for LIGO’s mirrors because the huge optical power required to trap such large objects would itself induce heating. Very cool”. “I

Solar farms keep the neighbourhood cool, inspecting solar panels in broad daylight

Physics World

Both solar farms created “cool islands” that extended about 700 m from the perimeters of the facilities. The cooling effect was significant, with land surface temperatures about 2 °C cooler 100 m from the edges of the solar farms.

World would be 1°C warmer without cooling effect of tropical forests

New Scientist

Tropical forests prevent the climate warming by storing carbon in their trees and cooling air when water evaporates from their leaves

Groundfridge uses insulation, not electricity, to stay cool

Inhabitant

The Groundfridge refrigerated cellar by Dutch designer Studio Floris Schoonderbeek cools using natural insulation and a battery-powered ventilation system

Engineered material offers cool solution to supercomputing’s heat generation

Environmental News Bits

Minnesota-based Maxwell Labs wants to cool it down. Read the full story at Centered. Supercomputing at data centers is hot. Sure, it’s “hot” in that it’s expanding rapidly and is considered the driver of much future innovation. But it’s also literally “hot” because it consumes a lot of energy and produces a ton of heat. Read more → Data centers Materials science

Capturing carbon one cooling tower at a time

Environmental News Bits

There are about two million cooling towers across the US. Read the full story at Who What Why. Noya plans to use existing towers to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Read more → Carbon capture

Nonfiction Is Cool, and Our Kids Know It

Scientific American

Changes in publishing have altered this genre for the better, so put some books on your holiday list. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Social Sciences Culture

Plants prioritise keeping their flowers cool during hot, dry weather

New Scientist

Under heat and water stress, plants sacrifice their leaves to keep their sexual organs cool – a strategy that we could harness to protect crops from climate change

Meet the Eastern Phoebe, the Flycatcher that Coexists with Humans

Cool Green Science

Cool facts and backyard tips about the eastern phoebe. The post Meet the Eastern Phoebe, the Flycatcher that Coexists with Humans appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Birds Wildlife

Optical links help superconducting quantum computers keep their cool

Physics World

Cool connection : Visualization of a cryogenic electro-optical interconnect for superconducting devices. The post Optical links help superconducting quantum computers keep their cool appeared first on Physics World.

Solar-powered umbrella uses the sun to cool you down

Inhabitant

So it makes sense that the same umbrella could be adorned with solar panels and allowed to collect the sun’s energy in order to provide a cooling result Sun umbrellas are an ubiquitous scene on coastal beaches, offering shade from the blistering sun.

Aramark rolls out cool food meals on residential dining menus, identifies 350 lower carbon footprint dishes

Environmental News Bits

based universities to make climate-friendly choices, by introducing Cool Food Meals on residential dining menus this semester. The Cool Food Meals badge identifies dishes with a lower carbon footprint and will appear on more than 350 menu items Aramark will serve… Read more → Colleges and universities Food service and restaurantsRead the company news release. Aramark is making it easier for students at 10 U.S.-based

This eco-resort uses an ancient process for natural cooling

Inhabitant

Plans for the eco-resort Qanat Hotel place it on a coastal, semi-desert strip in southeast Iran. Notably, it’s located near an existing qanat, a feature that sets the foundation for the entire design of the building

Earth911 Podcast: Nostromo Wants To Cool the World With Thermal-Energy Storage

Earth 911

The post Earth911 Podcast: Nostromo Wants To Cool the World With Thermal-Energy Storage appeared first on Earth911. Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe speaks with Yaron Ben-Nun, chief technology officer at Nostromo, which has introduced.

Microplastics in the air have a small cooling effect on our climate

New Scientist

Microplastics pollute the air, and now there is evidence that they have a cooling effect on climate – although it is far smaller than the cooling effect of other particulates

Fishing for Science on Palmyra Atoll

Cool Green Science

The post Fishing for Science on Palmyra Atoll appeared first on Cool Green Science. Tagging trevally on a remote island with rod and reel. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Asia Pacific Fish Fisheries Migrations TNC Science

Solar helps make this cool Austin tower net energy neutral

Inhabitant

Austin's iconic skyscraper The Independent designed by Rhode Partners has just achieved LEED Gold status and won the 2022 Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Award of Excellence as the Best Tall Building — Residential. This net energy neutral project is the only one in Texas to receive the award

A New Database to Drive Seabird Conservation

Cool Green Science

The post A New Database to Drive Seabird Conservation appeared first on Cool Green Science. A new database will help protect the world's most imperiled group of birds. Birds & Birding Birds Climate Restoration TNC Science

Thundertruck is a cool concept for an electric vehicle

Inhabitant

The Thundertruck electric vehicle is a rugged and futuristic solar truck concept with solar-charging batwings up top to charge off-grid. But does someone actually make it? Not yet