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How ultra-white paint could help fight climate change

White knight ... 1,000 square feet of the sunlight-reflecting paint has a cooling power of 10 kilowatts. Image: Unsplash/Yoann Siloine

Victoria Masterson

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Xiulin Ruan, a Purdue University professor of mechanical engineering, holds up his lab’s sample of the whitest paint on record. Image: Purdue University/Jared Pike
Painting streets and pavements white has been shown to reduce temperatures in nearby areas. Image: Bureau of Street Services

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