The unique white paint, created by scientists at Purdue University, was recognized in the Guinness Book of Records in 2022. The unique composition is able to keep the surface cool, reducing the need for air conditioning.
Now researchers at Purdue University have developed a new compound that is thinner and lighter, ideal for removing heat from not only cars but other vehicles, including trains and planes.
“Everyone has contacted me, from spacecraft manufacturers to architects to clothing and footwear companies,” said Xiulin Zhuang, professor of mechanical engineering and paint developer at Purdue University. “They basically had two questions: where can I buy it and can I make the layer thinner?”
The unique paint uses barium sulfate nanoparticles that can reflect 98.1% of sunlight, as well as cool outdoor surfaces by more than 4.5 degrees Celsius relative to the environment. However, for the coating to work effectively, its thickness had to be at least 400 microns.
Scientists experimented with other materials that could scatter sunlight. The latest paint formula includes hexagonal boron nitride as a pigment. This substance is most often used in lubricants. The resulting composition is able to meet all the declared parameters and reflect up to 97.9% of sunlight when applied in a layer with a thickness of 150 microns
GAC first showed the futuristic crossover Trumpchi A79
GAC has released the first official images of its new compact crossover, which goes by the name GAC Trumpchi A79.
The car is expected to be the successor to the 2017 GS3 and will feature a modern exterior with lots of sharp edges and sharp corners.
LED headlights and lanterns will be made up of two triangles connected to each other, in addition, multi-spoke alloy wheels with a diameter of 18 or 19 inches will complement the futuristic image of the crossover.
The GAC Trumpchi A79 is expected to be built on a modular GMPA platform. The Ministry of Industry and Informatization of the People’s Republic of China has already confirmed that it will be equipped with a 1.5-liter 4A15J2 gasoline engine that develops 177 hp. The regulator also leaked the first live photos of the car.
In terms of body dimensions, the crossover will be between the Hyundai Creta and Tucson: its length, width and height will be 4410, 1850 and 1600 mm, respectively, and the wheelbase will be 2650 mm.
A full presentation of the car should take place in the coming weeks.
7 seats, 254 hp, all-wheel drive. The big flagship crossover Chery Tiggo 9 was officially shown for the first time
Soon Chery will have a new flagship – Tiggo 9. The characteristics of the crossover are already known, and now it has been shown on official images.
In profile, the Tiggo 9 with headlights and lanterns that extend into the sidewalls is very reminiscent of the Range Rover Velar, but the front and, especially, the back are decorated more modestly. Illuminated logo on the front. Door handles, according to the latest fashion, are recessed into the body.
Tiggo 9 will be built on the T2X platform, the M3x version of the Exeed sub-brand cars. The flagship status is reinforced by the dimensions: 4780 x 1920 x 1700 mm with a wheelbase of 2800 mm. Tiggo 9 will be the manufacturer’s largest crossover.
A big car has a powerful engine. Tiggo 9 will receive a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with a capacity of 254 hp. In the database – front-wheel drive, for a fee – full. Transmission – exclusively 7-speed robotic. Perhaps in the future, Chery will offer its own 8-speed “automatic” for the crossover.
Vegan leather, Parisian nails and BMW colors. iQOO 11 posing in high quality images
The iQOO 11 smartphone will be presented tomorrow, but now we have the opportunity to look at high-quality images in different versions.
The Legend version is made for BMW fans. And in this case, three branded stripes are engraved with the Clous de Paris pattern, also known as “Paris nails”. It is usually found on expensive mechanical watches and consists of small pyramid-like squares.
The base of the body is fiberglass. It is covered in what the manufacturers call vegan leather. The manufacturer also coated the material with some kind of dirt-repellent coating.
The Alpha version is more traditional. Here you can see the usual black color, and the back cover is made of glass. True, there is some engraving on it, which makes the glass rough.
According to early reports, iQOO 11 will feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, Samsung E6 144Hz screen, 50MP camera and 120W charger.
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