Cool homes, hot planet: How air conditioning explains the world Washington Post, April 27, 2015. Image credit: PublicDomanArchive Air conditioners in the United States are commonplace — they’re in some 90 percent of our homes, where they consume 5 percent of total U.S. electricity. But we’re not where the growth will happen. Rather, it’s in warm […]
Polariton refrigerator could chill tiny semiconductor devices Physics World, May 15, 2015. Image credit: geralt A new method for using light to cool solids has been created by physicists in France and Germany. The technique uses quasiparticles called “polaritons” to remove vibrational heat from a tiny piece of semiconductor, and unlike previous optical cooling schemes […]
New Tool Maps Buildings’ Energy Efficiency Voice of America News, February 26, 2015 Architects, engineers and building managers will soon be able to quickly collect data about building interiors that once took weeks to measure and process. A backpack-mounted device, developed by a group of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, will require […]
Emerson Network Power is building a research and development center on the University of Dayton campus in Ohio where it will have a dedicated facility for developing new data center cooling technology.