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Polymer Coating Cools Down Buildings

by |September 28th, 2018

Sep 27 2018 | By Holly Evarts | Video and Image Credit: Jyotirmoy Mandal/Columbia Engineering Columbia Engineers make white paint whiter—and cooler—by removing white pigment and invent a polymer coating, with nano-to-microscale air voids, that acts as a spontaneous air cooler and can be fabricated, dyed, and applied like paint. New York, NY—September 27, 2018—With… read more

Floating Solar Rig Produces Hydrogen Fuel

by |December 19th, 2017

Floating Solar Rig Produces Hydrogen Fuel By Charles Q. Choi Illustration: Justin Bui/Columbia EngineeringAn artist’s rendering shows a hypothetical “solar fuels rig” floating on the open sea. A floating “solar fuels rig” could one day use solar energy to split apart seawater and generate hydrogen fuel. A team of scientists recently described the design for the… read more

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