High-tech paint could cool cities around the world


Cities like Los Angeles, New York, London, Madrid, and Paris have all acknowledged the bubble-like hotter temperatures within their cities, known widely as the Urban Heat Island effect. 

Though some cities have tried a couple of different ways to combat the heat — like Madrid’s car-less day or New York’s movement to paint rooftops white — the higher temperatures still remain. 

Now a team of researchers at Columbia University thinks they’ve found a new solution in the form of a high-tech paint.

The scientists created a substance that works like a paint but is actually a polymer coating that reflects both sunlight and radiating heat into the atmosphere. The polymer should help cool not only buildings coated with it but surrounding areas as well, according to a study published in the journal ScienceRead more…

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High-tech paint could cool cities around the world