TechLife News

PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY COULD COOL CITIES FROM THE GROUND UP

Sunbathers understand the benefits of applying sunscreen, but in America’s hottest big city the same concept is being tested at street level in the hope of bringing some lasting relief from the relentless Arizona sun.

A team from Arizona State University is working with the city of Phoenix on a pilot program studying the use of “cool pavement” to reduce heat island effect, a phenomenon that raises temperatures in urban areas covered by asphalt and concrete.

Heather Murphy, a Street Transportation Department spokesperson, said Phoenix is applying cool pavement coating to nine sites representing different urban characteristics, from shaded streets to open

Вы читаете отрывок, зарегистрируйтесь, чтобы читать полное издание.

Другое от: TechLife News

TechLife News1 мин. чтенияInternet & Web
Facebook Says It Will Pay $1b Over 3 Years To News Industry
Facebook, following in Google’s footsteps, says it plans to invest $1 billion to “support the news industry” over the next three years. The social networking giant, which has been tussling with Australia over a law that would make social platforms pa
TechLife News4 мин. чтения
Investing Abcs: Teaching Your Kids About Money And Markets
The recent stock market mania over the video game company GameStop, which this week was scrutinized by Congress, has provided a teachable moment for kids. The press talked to a few parents and financial experts for their tips on talking with kids abo
TechLife News3 мин. чтения
A Compellingly Cruel Rosamund Pike In ‘I Care A Lot’
An air of mystery surrounded Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl” but there’s no mistaking her in “I Care a Lot.” Sporting designer suits and a bob cut so sharp that you tremble for her stylist, Pike’s Marla Grayson is ruthlessly imperious from head to toe.