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Want fresh air? Give your house a nose job…

发布时间:2017-05-04 03:01:27来源:未知点击:

CENTRAL heating may keep your house warm, but it can also make the air stuffy. A new ventilation system that works like the nose of a small desert rat could let your house “breathe”, freshening the air while maintaining cosiness. So claims Steven Vogel of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The bipedal kangaroo rat, he says, uses cunning nasal architecture to help maintain its body temperature. On exhaling, the rat’s nasal passageways are heated by the outgoing air. When it inhales,