New electricity free refrigerator was inspired by by the way elephants, termites, and meerkats accelerate water into their pores. via mnn.com
Named WindChill, the new refrigerator prototype instead turns to the animal kingdom for inspiration, using biomimicry to imitate animals including bees, termites, coral, elephants, kangaroos and meerkats. And not only is the Windchill designed to preserve food without electricity, but it’s also cheap and relatively portable, making it a potential windfall for people living in remote, rural areas. …
The WindChill prototype includes a solar-powered fan in the evaporation chamber, so it technically does use a small amount of (self-generated) electricity in its current form. But the final version will be completely electricity-free, team member Jorge Zapote tells CBC News, which could be a game-changer for many parts of the world.
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