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New ‘super-white’ paint reflects 95.5% of light off buildings and may replace air conditioners

A new super-white paint (right) developed at Purdue university reflects 95.5 percent of sunlight and remains cooler than the surrounding temperature both at night and when the sun is at its peak
A new super-white paint (right) developed at Purdue university reflects 95.5 percent of sunlight and remains cooler than the surrounding temperature both at night and when the sun is at its peak

The new acrylic could be used to keep buildings cool naturally. 'This paint may even be used to combat climate change since it rejects sunlight and radiates heat into space,' says Xiulin Ruan (left), professor at Purdue's School of Mechanical Engineering
The new acrylic could be used to keep buildings cool naturally. ‘This paint may even be used to combat climate change since it rejects sunlight and radiates heat into space,’ says Xiulin Ruan (left), professor at Purdue’s School of Mechanical Engineering

The calcium carbonate-based acrylic outperformed other ' heat-rejecting' white paints when examined under infrared, and was the only one to achieve lower-than-ambient temperatures
The calcium carbonate-based acrylic outperformed other ‘ heat-rejecting’ white paints when examined under infrared, and was the only one to achieve lower-than-ambient temperatures

In 2019, researchers from MIT covered a $2 million diamond with what they claimed was the 'blackest black' known to man
In 2019, researchers from MIT covered a $2 million diamond with what they claimed was the ‘blackest black’ known to man

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