Cooltech: a nanoscale foglifter and frost inhibitor coating

From the American Chemical Society, something interesting. A new anti-frost and anti-fog coating for glass In an advance toward glass that remains clear under the harshest of conditions, scientists are reporting development of a new water-repellant coating that resists both fogging and frosting. Their research on the coating, which could have uses ranging from automobile…

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Harvesting Fog: The No-Regrets Option

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve written before about the “no-regrets” option when one is faced with uncertainty. It relates to one of my favorite rules of thumb. I often live my life by my “rules of thumb”, general guidelines for when things aren’t clear. One that I’ve used for decades goes like this: “Do…

One more thing to worry about – fog shortage

UPDATE: Roger Pielke Jr. alerts us to this: Last summer the San Francisco Chronicle carried a story about research on fog and climate with a different conclusion: The Bay Area just had its foggiest May in 50 years. And thanks to global warming, it’s about to get even foggier. That’s the conclusion of several state…