Scientists just invented a new sort of thin material that can lower the temperature of any surface against the harsh heat of the sun without using any energy whatsoever.
The material is a glass-polymer hybrid, which is just 50 micrometers thick and is possible to be manufactured cheaply, say the researchers behind the innovation according to the study published on much acclaimed Journal Science.
Researcher Xiaobo Yin, assistant professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder said, "We feel that this low-cost manufacturing process will be transformative for real-world applications of this radiative cooling technology."
The application of this production could keep building and other objects cool while also extending the longevity of solar panels.
Researchers found the material could cool objects by dissipating the suns thermal energy in the form of infrared radiation.