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New Compound Could Become "Cool Blue" for Energy Efficiency in Buildings
June 1, 2012
A new type of durable, environmentally-benign blue pigment discovered at Oregon State University has also been found to have unusual characteristics in reflecting heat--it's a "cool blue" compound that could become important in new approaches to saving energy in buildings.
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