Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot
The "thermally elastic" material could allow air conditioners to run 175% more efficiently.
175% more efficient? So if an a/c unit is already, say, 20% efficient, what would the new improved model be?
1. (20+175)=195% efficient
2. (20+(20*1.75)=55% efficient
If the latter, I'd say that was a 35% increase in efficiency, not 175%; and if the former, then you are getting more energy out than you put in, and physicists don't like that.
Mind you, if it really does produce more energy than you put in, simultaneously sorting out global warming and the energy crisis would suddenly be pretty straightforward. Just deploy a bunch of these air conditioners around the world and bob's yer uncle