It’s a tempting idea: get rid of all of our extra heat by shooting it into space.
Unfortunately, this concept, designed by researchers at Stanford University, won’t solve global warming, or even keep your house cold yet. It is, however, an intriguing idea— one that essentially harnesses the freezing vacuum of space to do away with some of our unwanted energy here on Earth. It’s powerful, too. In early tests, the researchers report that they cooled their small device by up to 42 degrees Ce