Researchers from Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Lab have developed an environmentally friendly glass paint that can both increase the lifespan and cool the surface of metal structures.

“Most paints you use on your car or house are based on polymers, which degrade in the ultraviolet light rays of the sun,” said lead researcher Jason J. Benkoski, Ph.D. “So over time you’ll have chalking and yellowing. “Polymers also tend to give off volatile organic compounds, which can harm…