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This guy found a way to use coldness of space to generate energy

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  1. SSgt Dickweed Red Belt

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    ...and to use the Sun's heat to cool off an object.



    What if we could use the cold darkness of outer space to cool buildings on earth? In this mind-blowing talk, physicist Aaswath Raman details the technology he's developing to harness "night-sky cooling" -- a natural phenomenon where infrared light escapes earth and heads to space, carrying heat along with it -- which could dramatically reduce the energy used by our cooling systems (and the pollution they cause). Learn more about how this approach could lead us towards a future where we intelligently tap into the energy of the universe.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiative_cooling

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    https://raman.seas.upenn.edu/

    At the Raman lab, we seek to understand how light and heat interact with nanoscale photonic devices and materials, with the goal of enabling new energy and information technologies. In particular, we are motivated by the possibility of enabling fundamentally new technological possibilities for next-generation approaches to renewable energy, information processing, sensing, displays and communication systems.

    Led by Prof. Aaswath Raman, our research interests span a range of topics, including metamaterials, nanophotonics, photovoltaics, computational methods, machine learning and energy systems. Developments in these fields have allowed us to control light-matter interaction in new and extraordinary ways that we’ve just scratched the surface of. They are thus vital and important frontiers of scientific inquiry with the potential for near-term impact in how we deal with a remarkably broad array of sectors in our economy.
     
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  2. Brodels Banned Banned

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    Wow that's pretty amazing. Could change everything if successful.
     
  3. Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

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    Is it Dan Quinn?
     
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    LoL - I love statements like these.
     
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    When he wins the Nobel Prize, he can put it on the mantle next to his trophy for World’s Biggest Virgin.
     
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    He is a successful indian. He'd have the fathers of many women lining up to hand him pussy
     
  7. Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    I'm sure he went home after this and cranked up the AC.
    Space Force! I mean... Space Cooling!
     
  8. Dirt Road Soldier All Praise To The Gun!

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    That's actually super cool. (hyuk)
     
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    Making those noodles is a lot more high tech than I thought ...
     
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    Great, just don't tell the Pentagon. They will turn the process into a bomb. If there are possibilities, military funding will be endless.
     
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    Were on coal buddy. No chance. This is coal country
     
  12. SSgt Dickweed Red Belt

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    Fixed.
     
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    global warming solved...next problem?
     
  14. badascan Red Belt Platinum Member

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    We are going away from coal and converting to natural gas. At least we are around the Great Lakes. There are something like a dozen or two dozen coal power plants (DTE Energy) that will either be shut down or converted by 2025 in and around Michigan. The industry i'm in is affected by and affects the coal industry and i'd say we are near the very end of our coal consumption on a large scale...
     
  15. I smell a geostorm coming...

    Also won't that just make space hotter? I don't want there to be melting comets out there. Oh man, if we destroy space... that would be our end. I say boycott it all, let us die, let our AI carry on whatever legacy they decide to keep with them, and let this universe remain in tact.
     
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    It doesn't generate energy... it reduces energy consumption.
     
  17. MusterX Titanium Belt

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    I'm sure he's feeling "suicidal."
     
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    In the abstract, this is just a way of saying we need to keep making useful things smaller.
     
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    Towards the end of the video he theorized a heat engine can be made through the difference of temperatures between Earth and space.
     
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    He just wants that grant money to live off of for next 50 years. If true it will take even longer than that to get it working, but the benefactors only care about the cool factor.
     

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