Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe first challenge at the new Olympic cycle in women’s handball will be organized as a part of Golden League project in three Danish cities Haderslev, Esbjerg and Horsens between October 6-9. Denmark will host TOP handball nations – three winners of the Olympic medals at Future Arena in Rio.Haderslev Sports Centre, HaderslevThursday. Oct. 6, 18:15: France-NorwayThursday. Oct. 6, 20:30: Denmark-RussiaBlue Water Dock, EsbjergSaturday. Oct. 8 ,14.00: Norway-RussiaSaturday. Oct. 8 ,16:10: Denmark-FranceForum Horsens, HorsensSunday. October 9 , 14:00: France-RussiaSunday. October 9 , 16:10: Denmark-Norway Norway won’t host IHF Olympic qualification tournament Related Items:Denmark, golden league handball, Norway Recommended for you DENMARK new-old World Champions! ShareTweetShareShareEmail Click to comment NORDIC FINAL! Denmark beat Spain in thriller!
If woven into fabric, the wearable cloth could keep humans cool on the hottest of days, eliminating the need to adjust the thermostat or crank up a fan. That could make a dent on a major source of U.S. greenhouse gases, the researchers say.The material works by allowing body heat to pass through it in a way that cotton and other typical clothing do not. At the same time, it releases moisture and reflects sunlight, just as the breathable clothing does.MORE: California Breaks Solar Record, Generates Enough Electricity for 6 Million HomesIt also would be inexpensive, with a comparable cost to cotton, said Yi Cui, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford and co-author of the research published yesterday in Science.“No one has created something like this before,” Cui said. “This is an exciting opportunity.”Infrared radiation (IR) released from the human body is a key factor with heating and cooling. Blankets, for example, rely on trapping such radiation for warmth. In a typical indoor setting, about 50 percent of heat loss from the body occurs through IR.RELATED: New Material Evokes Indoor Solar Cells That Can Capture Indirect LightFinding a textile that cools is an engineering challenge, though, because the wavelength of IR overlaps with visible light. The overlap makes it difficult to find a material that both reflects sunlight and allows the passage of body heat. Cotton, for example, reflects sunlight but traps about 98 percent of IR released from the body.Existing workout clothes can have a cooling effect, but only by releasing moisture, meaning a person must sweat first to cool off.MORE: Shaving with Lasers Instead of Blades Will Save Money and the EnvironmentThe researchers tinkered with a material known as nanoporous polyethylene, used to produce lithium batteries. It is in some ways similar to common plastic wrap, but with characteristics more conducive to clothing. Unlike its common household counterpart, it is not see-through because of a unique pore size of 50 to 1,000 nanometers. That size sits in a narrow range that allows the reflection of most visible light and the passage of more than 95 percent of radiative body heat. Like workout clothing, the material was treated with an additional chemical to allow it to whisk water away for an additional cooling effect and was punctured to increase air flow. Two sheets were layered with a cotton mesh and tested on a surface simulating human skin. In comparison with cotton, the new material kept the tested skinlike surface at least 2 degrees Celsius (3.5 degrees F) cooler.CHECK OUT: Scientists Discover ‘Reverse Photosynthesis’ — Amazing News for the EnvironmentFrom an environmental perspective, Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientist Svetlana Boriskina noted that a 1 to 4 C shift in a thermostat could save up to 45 percent of the energy required to cool a building.The technology mimics what’s found in some animals like the Saharan silver ant, which has hairs with a similar ability to release body heat while also reflecting sunlight, Boriskina said.MORE: Huge Breakthrough: Gravitational Waves Finally Detected, Proving Einstein Was RightStill, the cloth was not tested on human subjects. It’s also not yet in the form of a T-shirt or other wearable item. That is the next step, along with making the material softer and more cottonlike in its texture, Cui said.Beyond clothing, researchers are considering applications for cooling things such as tents and vehicles. They also are examining how to add colors to the textile without changing its functionality.RELATED: Newly Discovered Earth-Like Planet is Possibly HabitableThe idea of cooling humans individually without air conditioning is an active area of research, considering that residential and commercial buildings consume about 41 percent of total U.S. energy use. The Advanced Research Projects Agency has an entire program dedicated to finding breakthrough technologies that cool people directly, either through cooling shoes, robots or specialized office chairs (Greenwire, March 8).Cui said the fact that the base material already is used extensively in the battery industry could make it easier to scale up.“If you want to make a textile, you have to be able to make large volumes inexpensively,” he said.[CORRECTION: We missed the decimal point in the original version, typing 35 degrees–instead of 3.5]Reprinted with permission from E&E Publishing – Photo by Yi Cui Lab, Stanford UniversityStay Cool: Click To ShareAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTurn off your air conditioner and stay cool in your tee shirt instead.That’s the idea behind a new wrap-like material that Stanford University scientists say could be made into “cool” clothing, the use of which could slash emissions and energy consumption in buildings.
Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsAmherst CometsAvon Eagles The Amherst Comets sensational season continued on Saturday as they skated to a 7-1 win over the Avon Eagles.The win for the Comets puts them at 24-2 overall on the season, 11-0 in league play.Jacob Fekete and Jacob Kramer each had two goals in the win for the Comets, Fekete got the scoring going with 11:49 left in the first with Kramer and Michael Giannuzzi collecting the assists.Nathan Harmych made it 2-0 Comets with a goal with 9:55 left in the first, which was the same score at the end of the period. Kramer made it 3-0 Amherst with Fekete and Tyler Waldecki collecting assists with 7:41 to play in the second period. The Comets made it a 4-0 game when Fekete deposited in his second goal of the game with Giannuzzi and Waldecki earning assists on the power play goal with 1:54 left in the second. It became 5-0 Comets when Waldecki lit the lamp with 13:07 left in the third. The Eagles scored their only goal of the day as Mike Perusek scored to make it 5-1 with 12:39 to play. Kramer and Harmych each scored to push the final to 7-1 Comets. Amherst had 21 shots on goal in the win to 16 for the Eagles. Brady Grove for Amherst stopped 15 of 16 shots in the win. Ben Boka saved 14 of 21 shots for Avon. Amherst will be back on the ice on Tuesday as they take on Western Reserve in Elyria. Avon, who fall to 4-17-3 with the setback will be in action on Sunday against Midview at 3:30pm in Elyria. Matt Loede
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC) – A low profile two-Test series against once minnows Bangladesh will carry much weight for struggling West Indies, when it bowls off at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium here today.Having slumped to a historic low of ninth in the ICC Test rankings last May, the rubber against the dangerous Bangladeshis in familiar home conditions represents the ideal chance to climb back to eighth and begin their long trek back up the rankings.The Caribbean side gained five ratings points following their 1-1 draw in the recent three-Test series against Sri Lanka, and now lie within striking distance of eighth in the rankings on 72 points – three adrift of the Bangladeshis.A 1-0 series series win will see the Windies move to 75 points and Bangladesh drop to 69 while a series sweep will result in the hosts rising to 77 and their opponents slipping to 67.The permutations therefore highlight the importance of a series win for the Jason Holder-led unit.Conversely, West Indies will also need to avoid a series defeat, as such an outcome will see the gains made against the Sri Lankans erased.They stand to lose four points with a 1-0 defeat and will concede a further point if they are swept by Bangladesh, who will then strengthen their hold on eighth spot.West Indies, however, will be heartened by some of their performances during the recent series but will enter the Test here concerned by their mis-firing batting group.The top five – Kieran Powell (166), Roston Chase (123), Shai Hope (114), Kraigg Brathwaite (104) and Devon Smith (91) – all struggled for runs and managed only four half-centuries among them.Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich, adjudged Man-of-the-Series, led the batting with 288 runs at an average of 57 and was the only West Indies batsman to score a hundred.Holder, who excelled with the bat scoring 198 runs at nearly 40, will hope for a better showing from his specialist batsmen.Speedster Shannon Gabriel will once again lead the Windies attack fresh from his outstanding showing against Sri Lanka when he picked up 20 wickets.Holder, who took nine wickets in the last Test at Kensington Oval, finished the series with 12 scalps while fellow seamer Kemar Roach had 11.Pacer Miguel Cummins, who managed just three wickets, will be a concern as will be leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo ended with four across the three Tests.West Indies will fancy their chances, especially based on past series against Bangladesh, as they have only lost once to the Asians – in 2009 when they fielded a depleted side because of a players strike.In 12 Tests, the Windies have won eight times, lost twice and drawn twice. The last time they two teams met in the Caribbean four years ago, the hosts pulled off convincing wins in both Tests.Bangladesh, meanwhile, without a Test series win since thrashing minnows Zimbabwe four years ago, are expected to present a strong challenge.They served notice of their dangerous batting when they piled over 400 in the two-day tour match against CWI President’s XI last week, with experienced opener Tamim Iqbal and veteran Mahmudullah hitting exciting centuries.SQUADS:WEST INDIES – Jason Holder (captain), Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Devon Smith.BANGLADESH – Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmud Ullah, Litton Kumer Das, Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Rubel Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Shafiul Islam.