Melting to keep cool

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Melting one pound of ice takes 144 times more energy than raising the temperature of one pound of water 1˚ F.

As the afternoon sun streams into a once abandoned warehouse in South Boston, the building’s interior walls begin to melt. It’s no design flaw; embedded within the walls is a thin layer of microencapsulated paraffin wax that turns from solid to liquid as the building warms…  Read more