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Efficacy of cool roofs varies from city to city

( -- While cool roofs and pavements have been found to cool the planet by preventing energy from being radiated back into the atmosphere, previous studies have not accounted for atmospheric feedbacks that may ...

dateJul 27, 2011 in Environment
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Bitsy beetle warms Canada, study says

An army of rice-grain-sized beetles, attracted by warming weather, has moved into Canada's western forests, where its tree massacre is causing the mercury to rise yet further, a study said Sunday.

dateNov 25, 2012 in Environment
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Researchers make 'nanospinning' practical

Nanofibers—strands of material only a couple hundred nanometers in diameter—have a huge range of possible applications: scaffolds for bioengineered organs, ultrafine air and water filters, and lightweight Kevlar body ...

dateNov 20, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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