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Scientists make thin material that acts as air conditioner


Hot stuff: Researchers found a material that is able to cool objects by dissipating the sun's thermal energy in the form of infrared radiation. — AFP

Hot stuff: Researchers found a material that is able to cool objects by dissipating the sun's thermal energy in the form of infrared radiation. — AFP

Scientists have invented a new kind of thin material that can cool a surface against the heat of the sun without using energy or typical air conditioning, a study said. 

The glass-polymer hybrid material measures just 50 micrometers thick -- slightly more than aluminum foil -- and can be manufactured cheaply, researchers said in the journal Science

   

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