The microwave industry appears to be completely turned on its head, as a next-generation microwave was created capable of chilling down a drink in 45 seconds.
The invention of the ‘reverse microwave’ marks a new, revolutionary era of cooking. However, until now there has not been a gadget available to cool items without a long wait, reports The Telegraph.
A new system is capable of cooling drinks, including wine bottles and fizzy drink cans, from room temperature to four degrees below zero in a matter of seconds.
Which is more, the unusual device can cool drinks in all types of containers to different temperatures without disturbing the carbonation.
The product of Enviro-Cool Limited, V-Tex, uses a ‚Äústart stop rotational sequence‚ÄĚ to create a Rankine¬†vortex, which keeps a drink in its original state while quickly bringing down the temperature, explains Food Beast.
The invention uses nearly 80% less energy than many standard beverage chillers, thus, allowing consumers to save money. The reverse microwave also frees up standard refrigerator space, that’s why drinks can be stored at room temperature elsewhere until right before serving.
Speaking of the beverages and offbeat inventions, it should be noted that scientists made space beer.
A beer, dubbed Celest-jewel-ale, was concocted by the scientists at Milton, Del.-based brewery Dogfish Head, is¬†made with real lunar meteorites.
The meteorites for the beer production were provided with the help of located nearby ILC Dover, a firm that specializes in space suits for NASA‚Äôs austronauts.
The brewers bruised the meteorites into dust and steeped them ‚ÄĒ kind of like tea ‚ÄĒ ¬†in a rich, malty Oktoberfest, reports Time.
Surprisingly, but they managed to get the product. Adding the ingredient from the outer space doesn‚Äôt just make the beer awesome in¬†theory,¬†but even . Dogfish Head explains in a¬†blog post:
“These certified moon jewels are made up primarily of minerals and salts, helping the yeast-induced fermentation process and lending this traditional German style a subtle but complex earthiness. (Or is it mooniness?)”
ILC Dover also produces one more unusual product ‚Äď beer koozies in honor of the project made out of Orthofabric, the material used to make space suits, reports The Business Insider.
The news came after NASA announced that it had created 3-D food printer for astronauts.
Systems and Materials Research Corporation of Austin, Texas is developing a 3-D food printer for astronauts to create custom meals on the fly.
NASA seems to be extremely interested in the project as it invested $125,000 in the company just to make a pizza.
‚ÄúThis project is to demonstrate we can create and change the nutrition of the food and be able to print it in a low-gravity environment,‚ÄĚ the company‚Äôs research director and lead chemist, David Irvin, told Reuters.
It‚Äôs hoped the system could provide astronauts food during long-distance space travel.
‚ÄúLong distance space travel requires 15-plus years of shelf life,‚ÄĚ said the contractor. ‚ÄúThe way we are working on it is, all the carbs, proteins and macro and micro nutrients are in powder form. We take moisture out, and in that form it will last maybe 30 years.‚ÄĚ