Yoda: Alternative Alternative Energy — Lasers Cool Water

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yoda with light saberUW Scientists Invent Laser That Can Refrigerate Liquid Water

A new UW study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last week revealed that a team of UW researchers has used an infrared laser to cool liquid water by about 36 degrees Fahrenheit (or about 20 degrees Celsius) — and they say it’s a “major breakthrough” in the field.

Phi Beta Iota: Energy sustainability comes in three ways: a) renewable energy; b) energy conservation; and c) finding alternatives to fuel, for example, is lasers can be used to cool, they are not a fuel and they can replace the 15% of energy that is used in cooling.

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