heat-absorbing love

Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of a chemical reaction or compound) occurring or formed with absorption of heat

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Examples

  • This conjecture has mistakenly focused on specifically light-absorbing gases, however, ignoring heat-absorbing gases altogether.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • Solar panels will act like any heat-absorbing materials (such as pavement and buildings in cities): they will increase local temperatures.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Wherein I Actually Agree with Dianne Feinstein

  • The other is the effect of soot from the millions of wood and coal-burning stoves in India and China and the combustion of diesel fuel and coal, which is turning the surface of the Himalayan glaciers into heat-absorbing, rather than heat-reflecting, landforms, only further accelerating the warming process.

    The Most Endangered Glaciers

  • I wasn't sure if it was my technique, my lousy heat-absorbing counters, or my rolling pin.

    Rolling Out Harvest Sunflower Cookies

  • Even without working out the infra-red absorbing capacity of this extra CO2, and what it represents in terms of the overall greenhouse effect, even a lay person should be able to understand that an extra 1.1 kg of heat-absorbing 'blanket' per square metre represents a non-trivial addition.

    The Simplest Explanation

  • The building uses site orientation, hi-tech window glazing, air circulation strategies, and heat-absorbing materials to reduce energy consumption by 60% over a conventional building of the same size, and the reduced energy needs are met by PV panels and large - and small-scale wind turbines.

    Sustainable Design Update » Blog Archive » Zero Energy Office Building

  • At least 10 to 30 percent of global warming measured during the past two decades may be due to increased solar output rather than factors such as increased heat-absorbing carbon dioxide gas released by various human activities, two Duke University physicists report.

    Sound Politics: Faith-based initiatives

  • But there are better schemes in the works, says Golden, including shooting heat-absorbing carbon (soot) into the eyewall to change the distribution of heat.

    Who’ll Stop the Rain?

  • Per 100 square feet moving from traditional heat-absorbing shingles to reflective, high-albedo roofing is an offset of a ton of CO2 emissions.

    A. Siegel: Energy COOL: White Roofing as Silver Bullet to slay Global Warming?

  • Residents in homes that have dark-colored, heat-absorbing rooftops and no air conditioning may be at risk for temperature-related health complications.

    Heat island

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