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newly invented white paint is so white it reflects the suns energy, no need for air conditioners on new houses

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — 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.

more evidence the world had a chance to survive if we just gave innovation more time. crypto added fuel to the fire we could not afford, and the lack of RnD early on on making cement "green". it's to late for this to matter now, humans had their chance. between stuff like this and the transition to LED light bulbs, etc. humans did have a chance though. that's the saddest part.
 
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Isn’t too much reflection a bad thing? I distinctly remember an ugly looking building in UK that was so reflective that it melted cars on the sidewalk or something.
 
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Yes, in Winter one wants to absorb heat; I think that building concentrated the light.
 
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — 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.

more evidence the world had a chance to survive if we just gave innovation more time. crypto added fuel to the fire we could not afford, and the lack of RnD early on on making cement "green". it's to late for this to matter now, humans had their chance. between stuff like this and the transition to LED light bulbs, etc. humans did have a chance though. that's the saddest part.
You cannot make concrete green. It is composed of sand and it is held together by calcium hydroxide until exposed to carbondioxide. You couldn't pick a worse substrate to fight lofty goals.

Isn’t too much reflection a bad thing? I distinctly remember an ugly looking building in UK that was so reflective that it melted cars on the sidewalk or something.
You mean the spiral fuselage?
 
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You cannot make concrete green. It is composed of sand and it is held together by calcium hydroxide until exposed to carbondioxide. You couldn't pick a worse substrate to fight lofty goals.


You mean the spiral fuselage?

RnD might have found an alternative... you completely missed my point.

Isn’t too much reflection a bad thing? I distinctly remember an ugly looking building in UK that was so reflective that it melted cars on the sidewalk or something.

This isn't reflective in that sense. It's new tech.

Yes, in Winter one wants to absorb heat; I think that building concentrated the light.

it's much easier to heat a home then to cool it, especially with climate change.
 
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RnD might have found an alternative... you completely missed my point.
I thought we were not talking fiction. What you are saying is like sending probes to Venus knowing beforehand that they won't survive the greenhouse effect.
Just saying...

it's much easier to heat a home then to cool it, especially with climate change.
Climate change is good. We just haven't the tools to temper the heat and resulting wetland destruction. Water cannot be conserved living in sand castles.
 
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This is the biggest issue as far as I see it: everything seems to be preventative measures, low energy this renewable that but it's to little too late climate change is something that's happened time and time again over this planets lifespan but we have accelerated it past the point of no return already the planets axis is altering due to all the icecaps melting we have volcanos erupting and earthquakes happening what feels like every week. And scientists are developing new Dulux products......

To produce whether it's solar panels, hydro electric dams, lithium batteries, or super white paint is still production and damaging the planet, it's all to feed capitalism.
 
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Isn’t too much reflection a bad thing? I distinctly remember an ugly looking building in UK that was so reflective that it melted cars on the sidewalk or something.
That was from a glass tower that's windows were creating parabolic effect and focusing the light. Paint can only reflect what light is already there so this isn't going to happen.
 
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Happened before when the sahara was not a desert...
As I said happens time and time again.

Thanks to that, we still have a magnetosphere which is why we are still alive...
Climate change is a natural phenomena the only problem is with the current cycle, we have accelerated it massively.
 
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As I said happens time and time again.


Climate change is a natural phenomena the only problem is with the current cycle, we have accelerated it massively.
You might have missed the point where your example does not follow your suit. I didn't think the Magnetosphere was the subject of greenpeace anarchists?
 
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Just wait until the poles flip and everything electronic dies, cancer is a 50% thing and technology needs rebuilt.
 
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I thought we were not talking fiction. What you are saying is like sending probes to Venus knowing beforehand that they won't survive the greenhouse effect.
Just saying...

Your right, let's not invest in RnD. That's smart.
 
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Hi,
Better to absorb the energy not reflect it like road materials that was said to recharge batteries in cars.
 
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Your right, let's not invest in RnD. That's smart.
You know what, it does not take RnD to know concrete is made from fresh river sand, not desert sand. So, it is not reusable from the materials perspective along with the environmental perspective.

your air conditioner bill doesn't agree with that
Wet fibers heat up, maybe we could facilitate a heat triggered cooling material.
 
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your air conditioner bill doesn't agree with that
Hi,
Have you ever been in a house of mirrors outside in the sun ?
You'd be blind in short order and so would all poor little animals.
 
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Have you ever been in a house of mirrors outside in the sun ?
You'd be blind in short order and so would all poor little animals.

Did you not read the article... this is new kind of paint... not mirror like... but mmk.

You know what, it does not take RnD to know concrete is made from fresh river sand, not desert sand. So, it is not reusable from the materials perspective along with the environmental perspective.


Wet fibers heat up, maybe we could facilitate a heat triggered cooling material.


your right, lets never do RnD again, it only took 7 years of RnD to invent this paint that everyone said was impossible, but your right, lets give up trying to do anything with RnD.
 
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your right, lets never do RnD again, it only took 7 years of RnD to invent this paint that everyone said was impossible, but your right, lets give up trying to do anything with RnD.
Or target good design goals and not waste RnD. Humans still perused in science even before the ICOs and startups and kickstarters, you know? We don't have to chase a never ending campaign.
 
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When they can start selling that in Houston, I will believe it works.. :D
 
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This sounds like some BS
"During an outdoor test with an ambient temperature of 43 degrees Fahrenheit, the paint still managed to lower the sample temperature by 18 degrees Fahrenheit."
So, if I paint container with water and put it in 43F ambient it will produce an ice cube? Don't think so.

I can see how it is cooler than surrounding in sunlight, surrounding is not as reflective and absorbs more heat. But at night 19F cooler when there is no light, nothing to reflect.
 
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This paint is just a tech demo and far from a viable product. The barium sulfate materials needed to make it are mining-intensive and kill short and medium-term hopes of carbon reduction.

And.

You gotta keep it clean, reaaaaally clean for it to retain its net negative heat buildup properties. Still, you have to start somewhere with finding answers to new problems and this is a nice first try.
 
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You might have missed the point where your example does not follow your suit. I didn't think the Magnetosphere was the subject of greenpeace anarchists?
The magnetosphere is caused by the the flow of iron in magma among other things don't you think the fact were having so much tectonic activity indicates something.
we have no idea what the buildup to another Laschamp event will be like or what causes it, maybe the polar caps melting is a contributing factor and the extreme weather that follows for the next few hundred years is what enables the caps to refreeze.
What I do know is civilisations popped up just after the last flip with accurate maps, advanced agriculture and irrigation and many other technologies that were way to refined to just pull out of thin air so survival might be possible if we stop thinking of ways to make our lives more comfortable and work out how we're going to live without anything.
 
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This sounds like some BS
"During an outdoor test with an ambient temperature of 43 degrees Fahrenheit, the paint still managed to lower the sample temperature by 18 degrees Fahrenheit."
So, if I paint container with water and put it in 43F ambient it will produce an ice cube? Don't think so.

I can see how it is cooler than surrounding in sunlight, surrounding is not as reflective and absorbs more heat. But at night 19F cooler when there is no light, nothing to reflect.

They didn't say what the control temperature of the sample was, only the ambient temp. Control sample may have been at 55F as things heat up in the sun, and their paint got it down to 37F.
 
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Thing that has me confused is there are alot more important applications for this paint be it infrared protection in space or uses in some other scientific field and it's being advertised as an alternative to air con
 
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