Air conditioners can be considered as one of the best technological products these days and they have been very helpful in homes and workplaces. Like most of us already know, people are more productive when they work under comfortable environment and that includes enjoying the right room temperature.
Hot countries like India benefit so much on the use of air conditioners. These devices keep people on the mood and maintains the life of so many products like food supplies in groceries and restaurants, computers and other gadgets in offices, as well as production materials in factories. Indeed, the HVAC plays an important role in our world today, but little do most of us know, it also harms the environment.
Deki Electronics and Ant Studio came up with the old method of evaporative cooling to provide a low energy and effective aircon solution.
For the uninitiated, air conditioners can contribute to global warming. These technological products make use of refrigerants to create cool air inside a closed space, but these refrigerants are actually strong greenhouse gases. Simply put, the leak that comes out of air conditioners can harm the ozone layer which adds up to the warmer temperature we experience outside. So while we enjoy the cool air inside with our air conditioners, the world outside is sadly suffering.
Air conditioners though might work differently in the near future. In fact, there are already eco-friendly versions of air conditioners that were developed. One of these is the Indian air conditioner that works without electricity.
The design was inspired by the structure of a beehive, using environment-friendly earthen cones to create an aesthetic prototype.
Deki Electronics of India and the Ant Studio of New Delhi teamed up to build a structure that can cool the air without a single watt of electricity consumed. The team utilized circular metal frames to bind hundreds of terracotta clay tubes to create a “Beehive” installation.
The economical and fashionable structure works by soaking the terracotta tubes so they would absorb the water. Later, it evaporates cool breezes as warm air pushes through the tubes. Cool air is then generated without releasing greenhouse gases and without the use of energy.
Monish Siripurapu, founder of Ant Studio, shared why they came up with such air conditioning solution saying:
“As an architect, I wanted to find a solution that is ecological and artistic, and at the same time evolves traditional craft methods.”
See more photos of the design below:
Top 10 Horrible Ways The Universe Can Destroy Us
The universe is scary in more ways than you could imagine.
The universe is scary in more ways than you could imagine. A quick research on the internet will give you a rough idea of how it tried to wipe out life forms on this planet a few times already.
Worst of all, it could happen again and it could happen anytime. From giant destructive fireballs, to colliding galaxies, bask in fear with these 10 horrible ways the universe could destroy us.
10. Gamma-Ray Burst
Scientists Came Up With A Song Guaranteed to Make Your Baby Laugh with Pleasure
Parents and babies, listen up.
Parenting is tough, especially when you're dealing with infants who can't yet articulate what they're feeling. Nothing is more frustrating than doing everything you can to soothe your crying baby only to fail again and again. Well, here's something to help moms and dads everywhere.
Child development expert Caspar Addyman and musical psychologist and Lauren Stewart were commissioned by U.K. baby food manufacturer Cow & Gate for a special mission - to create a baby-friendly pop hit that's scientifically "proven to make babies happy."
The experts hired Grammy-winning composer and vocalist Imogen Heap for the project.
Heap, a mother to an 18-month-old baby girl and former member of the synth-pop duo Frou Frou, was asked to put together a melody following certain rules. According to research, the song had to be in a major key, be repetitive and simple, and contain a wide range of dynamics to keep an infant surprised and tuned in....
Russian Scientists Will Blast Frozen Dead People and Pets Into Space Soon
This is ideal for those who want an ‘out-of-this-world’ send-off!
If you’re that kind of person who wants to have a special send-off when you die, you might want to check out what Russia has to offer. Apparently, a firm in the country is planning to launch frozen corpses (both of people and pets) as well as DNA samples into space.
In a recent news circulating online, multi-million company KrioRus has confirmed that they will soon be blasting cryogenically-preserved dead people into the atmosphere. Sounds like an absurd idea, you say? Well, read on and learn more!
KrioRus already has 54 people and 21 animals in their laboratories.
Moreover, an additional 200 more have signed up for their services which is to “preserve dead bodies immediately after someone passes, before launching them into the atmosphere,” a Mirror report tells us....