Two Canadians Invented a Refrigerator that Runs Without Electricity
Do you imagine a world where your refrigerator doesn’t run on electricity? It could become a reality soon.
Two students in Canada invented a refrigerator that is completely powerless. The invention called The WindChill, is designed to store food and beverages for a long period of time any place on Earth without needing electricity.
The design was borrowed from the fanning techniques that insects, coral, kangaroos, and elephants use to keep themselves cool. The invention works by capturing warm air above ground and cooling it in tubes that are partially buried underground. This provides cheap, cold air for refrigeration.
The WindChill could help food preservation for the approximately 1.3 billion people worldwide in developed countries and remote locations who do not have electricity.
You can check out the video of the design below to learn more about how it works.
This isn’t the only evolution in refrigerators to make headlines recently.
Recently, Samsung announced a refrigerator that will have a touchscreen that helps you moderate your food. The fridge allows you to run various apps, read off cookbooks, and listen to music via stereo. Currently, it is only being sold in the Korean market and has not been announced for any other markets.