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An energy supplier in Finland has announced the upcoming construction of an underground seasonal thermal energy storage facility about the size of two Madison Square Gardens that could meet the heating demands of a medium-sized city for up to a year.Continue ReadingCategory: Energy, ScienceTags: Renewable Energy, Storage, Heating, Thermal, Finland
the bench harnesses and converts wasted heat to improve outdoor comfort by cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. The post MIT-born ‘harness the heat’ presents thermally active urban urniture appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
A new industrial-scale 'sand battery' has been announced for Finland, which packs 1 MW of power and a capacity of up to 100 MWh of thermal energy for use during those cold polar winters. The new battery will be about 10 times bigger than a pilot plant that’s been running since 2022.Continue ReadingCategory: Energy, ScienceTags: Sand, Energy, Grid-Level Energy Storage, Energy Efficient, Heating, T
Scientists at MIT have directly captured signs of “second sound” in a superfluid for the first time. This bizarre phenomenon occurs when heat moves like sound waves through an unusual state of matter.Continue ReadingCategory: Physics, ScienceTags: Heating, Particle physics, Superfluid, Matter, Sound, Wave, MIT
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers and fashion brand Ministry of Supply have produced a "4D-knit dress", using heat-activated yarn that allows its shape and fit to be altered in an instant. Read more

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researchers at the city university of hong kong come up with the beetle-inspired cooling ceramic tiles to deflect heat, reduce the use of air-conditioning and combat global warming. The post researchers develop cooling ceramic tiles that mimic the whiteness of beetle to deflect heat appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Windows are pretty basic necessities for letting in light and heat, but you don’t always want both at once. Now engineers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have developed a new material that allows windows to easily switch between three modes.Continue ReadingCategory: Materials, ScienceTags: Smart windows, Glass, smart glass, Electrochromic, Light, Infrared, North Carolina State Universit
Bill Gates-backed startup Antora Energy is preparing to roll out a containerized, modular heat battery, designed to store renewable energy at the lowest possible cost – then release it efficiently as electricity or industrial process heat.Continue ReadingCategory: Energy, ScienceTags: Renewable Energy, Grid-Level Energy Storage, Manufacturing, Battery Technology, Heating, Climate Crisis
the authorized fire hydrant caps ‘splash spots’ come in four colors, each offering a different water-splashing experience depending on the valves. The post vibrant fire hydrant caps in new york splash water like aqua park sprays to beat summer heat appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine. is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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