air conditioning

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Ernest Chua

Wielding his expertise in mechanical engineering, Ernest Chua aims to develop innovations that can satisfy basic human needs without harming the environment.

When Keeping Cool, Socioeconomic Status Matters

Scientists have found that lower-income households raise water consumption, while higher-income households raise energy consumption to keep cool.

Exponential Aircon Use Could Drive Global Warming

Experts predict that the growing demand for air conditioning in developing nations will hike energy consumption to 64 percent by 2040.