Steven Reubenstoneasked me for a good, practical example of how this technology could be used. Here is one: preventing heat stress in cows.
“Hot and humid environmental conditions stress the lactating dairy cow and reduce intake of the nutrients necessary to support milk yield and body maintenance… In addition to reduced milk yield (15 to 40%), cows have lower milk fat content, impaired reproductive performance, and greater susceptibility to health problems during hot weather.” (from http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B956)
I think the open technology should be able to help solve this problem by lowering the core body temperature of cows.
It would go into a vest that looks like this, but larger:
This vest was made for a proposal for keeping military working dogs’ core temperatures down in very hot weather.