After being confined within the four walls during the winter months, everyone craves a vacation. With the advent of summer, travel junkies start gearing up for their camping adventures, and before that, the hunt for the right equipment sets the ball rolling.
However, camping in summer sometimes becomes unbearable. If you haven’t selected an ideal camping spot, the sleepless nights in the scorching heat are going to haunt your experience. Thankfully though, researchers at the University of Connecticut have a solution to this heating issue. And no, they aren’t asking you to carry a bulky portable fan along.
These researchers are rather banking on the idea of temperature-regulating tents or shall I say self-cooling tents. Al Kasani, a researcher at the University of Connecticut, has developed a new off-grid technology that drops a tent’s internal temperature by 20°F. The tent designed by the research team would feature a liquid cooling system to help bring down the temperature inside to a bearable level.
All you’d need is a gallon of water handy with you because the whole idea relies on water being used as an external element to decrease the tent’s temperature. If we go by the researcher’s words, the fabric of the tent will transfer the water from the basins attached to the tent’s base and spread it all over the fabric.
The fabric of the tent is made of titanium dioxide which makes it possible to drape the tent with water all around. Once the water evaporates, there could be a possible drop in the inside temperature by up to 20°F. The researchers mention, “A single gallon of water can power the tent’s cooling technology for up to 24 hours.”
The temperature won’t drop too low. The fabric’s reflective surface prevents it from happening. Kasani further stresses that the research could also “aid those in the military and emergency rescue services.”
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