Whitest paint in world to be sold, could cool homes and replace AC

Xiulin Ruan, professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, holds up his laboratory sample of the whitest color ever.

The paint reflects 98.1% of the solar radiation and at the same time emits infrared heat. How soon until it is on the shelves of a large retailer? The paint is intended to be used on roofs, including shingles and metal roofs. The lead researcher behind the whitest paint ever made says the highly reflective … Read more

Homes That Sold for Around $1.5 Million

Homes That Sold for Around $1.5 Million

Each week, our recent New York City and vicinity home sales survey focuses on homes that were sold for a certain price so you can compare single-family homes, condos, and cooperatives in different locations. The “list price” is the asking price when the property came on the market with the last real estate agent. Time … Read more

Wildfires scorch Western US as homes burn and thousands threatened

Flames devour a home as the Dixie Fire ripped through the Indian Falls community in Plumas County, California on Saturday, July 24, 2021.

More than 22,000 firefighters fought the flames. Heavy smoke affects visibility and could lay aircraft on the ground The nation’s largest fire is the bootleg fire in southern Oregon. Thousands of firefighters across the country battled “extreme fire behavior” on Sunday when California’s largest fire tore down homes and forced thousands of residents to flee … Read more