Science & Technology

Dr. Universe: How does our refrigerator work?

While a stove or oven produces heat, a fridge can’t actually produce something called “cold.” So, how does a refrigerator manage to keep all your food cool? We have to engineer it. We must design a system that can carefully remove heat and put it somewhere else. See the complete answer on the Dr. Universe website, […]

Researchers study behavior to improve energy efficiency in buildings

In collaboration with William O’Brien from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, assistant professor Julia Day recently published a paper in Energy Research and Social Science, that explores occupant behavior in high efficiency buildings. Their research could lead to better designed and more efficient buildings—that work for their occupants.

Julia Day