Medical experts promote hand washing, protective clothing, cleaning surfaces, spatial distancing, fewer people in lifts, and the wearing of face masks—all practical and effective actions. Heating, ventilating, and cooling (HVAC) engineers recommend limiting the spread of the virus with expensive, high-efficiency particulate air and ultraviolet filters for climate-control systems in buildings that work well for those who can afford them. Architects, when looking at the impacts of COVID on buildings often deal with issues of social and physical distancing within buildings, and toy with the idea of the “end of tall buildings,” or the effect of the shift to home-working on the energy efficiency of our homes. Very few of the above groups even mention the importance of simply opening windows, or the added benefits of the thermal, emotional, and sensual delight of a cooling breeze on the skin on a warm day. Or the relief of clean, fresh air pouring into a stuffy room. … [Read more...] about A disturbing reason so few buildings have windows that open
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Explaining the scope of the subject, IIT-M said: “Biomimicry is the intersection of biology and engineering. You do not have to be either a biologist or an engineer to learn biomimicry, all you need is curiosity. Curious enough to look at a lotus leaf and ask questions like; how does a lotus leaf remain clean?” … [Read more...] about IIT Madras to introduce full semester elective course on Biomimicry
Bank stocks rose last month on expectations of a stable government at the Centre. Among the banking pack, shares of Federal Bank rose 16 percent, while those of State Bank of India and Bank of Baroda went up 14 percent. Private sector banks such as ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank rose 4 percent and 5 percent, respectively. … [Read more...] about Bank funds gave highest avg return in May; will the positive trend continue?