02 Aug '12, 12pm

The heat is on: Can next-gen building materials cut HVAC?: Scientists are developing smart-building materials th...

The heat is on: Can next-gen building materials cut HVAC?: Scientists are developing smart-building materials th...

Editor's Note: To learn more about next-gen technologies for commercial buildings be sure to check out [email protected] this fall, November 12-13, in San Francisco. Smart-building materials have come a long way in the last decade: They're less toxic, more durable and more energy efficient than their predecessors. But the smartest materials available today still can't accomplish something that even the most primitive life forms can do -- keep their internal environment stable as outside conditions change. It's called homeostasis. Healthy humans, for example, maintain body heat of about 98.6 degrees as outside temperatures vary, manage their oxygen and carbon-dioxide levels and also keep their blood pressures, salt and sugar contents from falling too low or climbing too high. Even amoebas maintain their osmotic pressure at a livable rate. And cells in all living organisms ma...

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