16 MAR 2013 by ideonexus

 The Energy Efficiency of Spheres

Environment-controlling buildings gain or lose their energy as "heat o cool" only through their containing surfaces. Spheres contain the most vololume with the least surface—i.e., have the least possible surface-to-volume ratio. Every time we double the diameter of a spherical structure, we in¬ crease its contained atmosphere eightfold and its enclosing surface onlyily fourfold. When doubling the diameter of our sphere, we are not changiring the size of the contained molecules of atmospher...
Folksonomies: energy spheres buckyballs
Folksonomies: energy spheres buckyballs
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Less surface area to insulate as they grow.