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Eco-friendly boffinry entrepreneurs have proposed a radical new scheme to reduce energy consumption in the home. Rooftops should, they say, be coated with a revolutionary "smart roof" temperature-sensitive material made out of used cooking oil. "This bio-based intelligent roof coating, compared with a traditional cool roof, …

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Eco-friendly cooking

Does this mean that on a hot, sunny day I only need lob some sliced potatoes and a couple of pieces of fish up on the roof and then retrieve them a few minutes later when they're done?

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Not in my back yard

Or roof - cant see it making a lot of difference with 10" of sonically destroyed pillows up there...

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Re: oil from fries & nuggets

"[I]t will provide a new use for millions of gallons of waste oil after it is used to cook french fries and chicken nuggets"

Thank us Americans for getting fat so you can save money.

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Re: Oil from Fries & Nuggets

"it will provide a new use for millions of gallons of waste oil after it is used to cook french fries and chicken nuggets"

Thank us Americans for getting fat so you can save money.

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Do we want ...

Fries with that ?

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Smells Like Team Spirit

"virtually odorless" -

virtual tourists don't have to stand front to the wind when passing by.

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Two words - got snow?

"... reduce both heating and cooling costs..."

So it's insulation then.

"...waste-based product can be "tuned" in manufacture to change from reflector to absorber at temperatures suited to where it is to be used."

No it appears to be winter anti-insulation bent on creating ice dams.

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Even more credence

To the phrase "I've fallen for you like a blind roofer" - gotta be dangerous up there now.

With apologies to Hot Shots

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Treatment with alcohol

....is recommended before using cooking oil in a diesel engine "

Treatment with alcohol is also recomended before eating the food cooked in the oil.

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Not to mention the risk of explosion:

Or indeed the risk of sliding off your roof if you are stupid enough to start at the bottom.

PH yet again because she knows all about slid........you get the idea.

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Hmm

There'd be some weird feedback effect if it changes its absorption based on its temperature.

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what about...

flammability?

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