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How termites draw on solar power for climate control

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 23, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Lacy Cooke) last modified Sep 22, 2017

Termite mounds could hold clues into passive climate control, according to new research. Seven scientists scrutinized African termite mounds to see how they keep their homes cool in the sun and also maintain a uniform concentration of carbon dioxide. Researchers have looked at south Asian termite mounds in the past, but as those are often more shaded, uncovering the secrets of African termite mounds could lead to new building ideas.





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