When water droplets fall on lotus leaves, they bead up into balls. Dubbed the “lotus effect,” this phenomenon occurs because the infinitesimal hairs coating the surface of the leaves repel water. Super hydrophobic coating is the technology by which the lotus effect is scientifically engineered and was developed for use [...]
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Now that energy consciousness is becoming increasingly widespread, one cannot fail to notice common practices that call for more energy-efficient solutions. One of these practices involves refrigeration within cold climates: a process that involves cooling goods within a heated space, which is highly impractical considering the amount of time that [...]
Spaces clad primarily in glass are often poorly insulated and uncomfortably cold during winter months. Condensation is also a problem when single-pane glass encounters a large temperature differential. Although glass technology has improved considerably, the low surface temperature of traditional glass remains a problem. IQ Glass is an electrically heated [...]
So deeply embedded is our notion of what a fireplace should be that one’s first look at an EcoSmart Fire is typically surprising. The source of fuel is not at all apparent: EcoSmart Fire utilizes denatured ethanol rather than wood, so only the flame is visible. Unlike natural-gas fireplaces, EcoSmart [...]