X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Bio-Refrigerator Concept Uses Zero Energy, Cools Items With Robot-Filled Goo. No, Seriously!

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

One of the 25 semi-finalists at this year’s Electrolux Design Lab competition is this radical re-imagining of the refrigerator, which if you think of it hasn’t really changed that much in recent years. We have refrigerators that are run by different power sources, but basically, what we know as refrigerators are insulated compartments with heat pumps that remove heat from inside the compartment and transfer it outside. Which is what makes Yuriy Dmitriev’s entry, the Bio Robot Refrigerator, an exciting take on the handy fridge.

electrolux bio robot refrigerator

Yuri’s refrigerator uses no energy because it’s basically just a large compartment filled with “bio-gel”, a “non sticky, odorless gel” that “morphs around products to create a separate pod that suspends items for easy access”. Items placed inside the refrigerator are cooled by “bio-robots” using luminescence.

electrolux bio robot refrigerator 2

As you can imagine, the refrigerator has many advantages – it uses no energy, it’s space efficient, and it can practically be any size or shape, as long as it has space for the bio-gel. So what’s the catch? Simple – it’s not backed by hard data. The fridge is dependent on this non-existing goo filled with tiny robots that cool via luminescence.

Unfortunately, Dmitriev didn’t mention if he knew of developments or experiments that could someday lead to the development of bio-gel. But I can’t help but praise the man’s imagination. You think he’ll make it to the finals? Check out the rest of the semi-finalists at Electrolux’ website.

[via Inhabitat]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Doctor Who Series 11 (Trailer)

Doctor Who Series 11 (Trailer)

GoPro Hero7 Black

GoPro Hero7 Black

Rainbow Domino Spiral

Rainbow Domino Spiral

Advertisement
Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept Is an Observatory on Wheels

Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept Is an Observatory on Wheels

2018 Ram Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition Ready to Hit the Trails

2018 Ram Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition Ready to Hit the Trails

Some Chevy Colorados Deploying Airbags While Off-Roading

Some Chevy Colorados Deploying Airbags While Off-Roading