Latest Thermal radiation Stories
Engineers from Stanford University have developed a new ultrathin, multilayered material capable of cooling down buildings by radiating warmth from the inside out into space and reducing incoming heat by reflecting sunlight.
Proving that there are US solar success stories to celebrate, Solar Energy Corporation marks its 40th anniversary in the industry in 2014. Ewing, NJ (PRWEB)
Objects that are smaller than the wavelength of thermal radiation cannot radiate heat efficiently. A generalized theory of thermal radiation has now been experimentally confirmed at the level of a single object at the Vienna University of Technology.
Satellites are helping to forecast the location of urban areas most affected during heat waves, helping planners to design cooler, more comfortable cities.
A designer metamaterial has shown it can engineer emitted "blackbody" radiation with an efficiency beyond the natural limits imposed by the material's temperature.
A well-established physical law describes the transfer of heat between two objects, but some physicists have long predicted that the law should break down when the objects are very close together.
When heat waves strike, it's far more difficult to cope with stifling temperatures in built-up areas than it is out in the countryside. An ESA campaign has just been carried out to see if a spaceborne thermal infrared sensor could help policy makers and town planners reduce the number of casualties when temperatures soar.
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