Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fun facts: Keeping cool on this date in science history

Willis Carrier in 1915
On July 17th 1902, Willis Carrier finished the drawings for what is now recognized as the first air conditioning system. Originally designed as a means of controlling humidity at a printing plant the drawings were later improved by Carrier for use in what is a recognizable air-conditioning system. As summertime heat takes hold in the northern hemisphere we can all be thankful for the work of the so-called 'Father of Air Conditioning.'