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WaxRubiks
2005-Oct-22, 02:34 PM
A presenter on a documentary I saw the other day talked about the shiny reflective material on the celling of a skating ring "reflecting the cold", this is not right is it?
I mean only radiation can be reflected, I thought, not the lack of it.

cyswxman
2005-Oct-22, 03:04 PM
It does sound wierd, since it implies that the "cold" rises.

genebujold
2005-Oct-22, 09:42 PM
Mirrors are mirrors. If they're directed towards cold, then they reflect the ambient temperature of their target. If that's 0 deg C, then the target appears to reflect 0 deg C. It's not "reflecting cold," but rather, allowing the heat in your area to be sunk in a cold area.