World’s first liquid-nitrogen outdoor cooling system set for trials

Israeli company Green Kinoko is preparing for the first public tests of a remarkable clean outdoor cooling system. The Kinsho system operates like the inverse of an outdoor cafe heater, cooling several tables per unit without using any electricity.Cont… Continue reading World’s first liquid-nitrogen outdoor cooling system set for trials

“Brain thermometer” circuitry might explain those summer afternoon naps

The relationship between temperature and sleep is a highly complicated one, but researchers continue to tease out valuable new insights around how the heat and cold can influence our rest. A new study on fruit flies may help explain why siestas came to… Continue reading “Brain thermometer” circuitry might explain those summer afternoon naps

Moon caves may offer year-round jeans-and-jacket temperatures

The Moon isn’t the most hospitable place, but that’s not stopping NASA from sending humans back there soon. Thankfully, an orbiter has now found a region of the Moon with year-round jeans-and-jacket weather – underground caves.Continue ReadingCategory:… Continue reading Moon caves may offer year-round jeans-and-jacket temperatures

Original 300-year-old Fahrenheit thermometer drops in value at auction

Someone has scored a bargain at Heritage Auctions’ recent Historical Platinum Session Signature Auction and we’re quite astonished that in this age of information, such anomalies can still happen. On July 16, an extremely rare and historically importan… Continue reading Original 300-year-old Fahrenheit thermometer drops in value at auction

Bridge wrapped in insulation foil as UK passes 40 °C for the first time

As an unprecedented heatwave takes hold in Europe, driving the mercury to record levels and causing devastating wildfires across the continent, authorities are scrambling to prevent disruptions to transport services. Railways, airports and bridges have… Continue reading Bridge wrapped in insulation foil as UK passes 40 °C for the first time

MedSENS sticks outdoor vital-signs monitoring in the patient’s ear

When rescuing avalanche victims or other people in cold, snowy outdoor conditions, it can be difficult to monitor their vital signs via traditional means. The MedSENS device was created with that fact in mind, as it simply goes in the ear and gets stra… Continue reading MedSENS sticks outdoor vital-signs monitoring in the patient’s ear

Sapphire fiber sensor can withstand the rigors of fusion and flight

Scientists at Oxford University have developed a novel sensor made of incredibly thin strands of sapphire that can withstand extreme heat and radiation. The breakthrough is billed as a solution to a 20-year problem in the field, and the scientists behi… Continue reading Sapphire fiber sensor can withstand the rigors of fusion and flight

New method allows vaccines to be stored for months without refrigeration

Researchers at Australia’s CSIRO have demonstrated a new way to protect the integrity of vaccines against high temperatures. A proof-of-concept study has shown the method keeping vaccines viable at temperatures up to 37 degrees Celsius for three months… Continue reading New method allows vaccines to be stored for months without refrigeration