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Brilliant - This is What Scientists are For

Post: #245496 The Riff-Raff Element
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:57 pm

OK, I'm biased 'coz I was one, but this it truly a natty bit of science: windows that change the amount of light / heat they transmit based on the temperature outside so reducing energy spent on heating or cooling the building. These have existed for a while, but the clever thing about the new ones is that they do it automatically.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15076773

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Re: Brilliant - This is What Scientists are For

Post: #245501 MKG
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:57 pm

Yep - I have to agree. I was pretty impressed with the single molecule electric motor too.

But the REALLY fascinating thing is those "faster-than-light" particles which, if they're not an error, should bring us some very interesting times.

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Re: Brilliant - This is What Scientists are For

Post: #245504 dave45
Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:17 pm

But reactolite sunglasses were invented 30 years ago - same idea innit?

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Post: #245513 The Riff-Raff Element
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:32 am

dave45 wrote:But reactolite sunglasses were invented 30 years ago - same idea innit?



In a way - but these respond to temperature, not light intensity.


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