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Coated roofing shingles could help keep homes cool, and might even cut urban ozone levels, teen shows.

Asphalt roofing shingles, especially dark ones like those shown here, can get scorching hot on summer days. Then they'll also shed some of that heat into buildings. A new coating can help shingles reflect more of the sunlight that heats them up. And that could cut home cooling bills.

Windshield wipers often can’t keep up with the rain. High-intensity air sprays might one day take their place, according to research by two teens.

Windshield wipers today are an essential part of a vehicle’s safety equipment. One day, however, high-speed airflow from well-placed nozzles might block any rain from reaching the glass.  

The trio of top winners at the 2015 Intel ISEF competition, from left: Karan Jerath of Friendswood, Texas, with Nicole Ticea and Raymond Wang of Vancouver, Canada.

The trio of top winners at the 2015 Intel ISEF competition, from left: Karan Jerath of Friendswood, Texas, with Nicole Ticea and Raymond Wang of Vancouver, Canada.

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