April 30, 2004

Cold beer here!

I have got to try one of these. Excerpt:

It is every beer lover's summer nightmare - stuck in the middle of a park with the sun warming your drink. Thankfully, scientists have come up with a solution: the self-cooling beer can.

Slightly longer than a normal drink can, it simply needs a twist to cool its content down. It can, its inventors claim, cool a beer to the perfect temperature of 3C within three minutes.

The I C (Instant Cool) Can works by using water evaporation. The top half is surrounded by a layer of watery gel. The base contains a water-absorbing material in a vacuum, and a special heat-absorbing chamber.

When the bottom is twisted, a seal between the two halves is broken. The vacuum draws the gel, and the heat, into the base. The gel is absorbed by the material, the heat is absorbed by the chamber - and the drink gets cold.

Science the way it was meant to be used.

Update: Kevin has supplied an image for your viewing pleasure over here.

Posted by: Physics Geek at 01:35 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Speaking of the wonder that is beer, what's the ETA on the Basketball Tourney brew? I'm sure Harvey is as anxious as I am....

Posted by: Susie at April 30, 2004 06:22 PM (mWp92)

2 Re: the can OH DEAR SWEET LORD YES! YES! YES!!!!! I would kill or die or pay real money for this product. Re: beer Susie's right. My eye keeps twitching. Please help. By the way, I think you owe Alliance HQ an official results post.

Posted by: Harvey at April 30, 2004 06:57 PM (tJfh1)

3 Omg thats right! Please come see me and my friends!

Posted by: watch moi at March 16, 2005 10:03 PM (qGsTh)

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