Matt Ferrell, from the YouTube show Undecided, shares the latest breakthrough in cooling.
“A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has an idea: stack the same cooling techniques we’ve been using for thousands of years by harnessing the power of aerogel. No power, no emissions…no problem?” said Ferrell in his video description.
This development could come at no better time as the global number of air conditioning units is expected to triple by 2050. The International Energy Agency also reported that last year, in particular, cooling demand accounted for 16 percent of all energy use in buildings worldwide.