refrigeration

Evaptainers decouples refrigeration from electricity to help rural farms and families

Some 1.4 billion people lack access to electricity worldwide today, most in rural areas across Southeast Asia, China, India and Sub-Saharan Africa. While others are focused on wiring up those places a

Phononic raises a cool $40 million to make quiet, spacious refrigerators

Refrigeration and air conditioning used to require vapor compressors, chemicals like Freon, fans, water chillers or passive heat sinks. But a North Carolina company called Phononic has developed solid

Phononic raises $30 million to rethink refrigeration

A startup based in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, Phononic, wants to make refrigeration and temperature control far more efficient, and steadier, than is possible with traditional systems

Phononic Devices Raises $10 Million To Turn Heat Waste Into Energy

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/tc-phononic-devices-logo.jpg" class="shot2"></img> A Raleigh, North Carolina-based maker of thermoelectric coolers and generators, <a href="ht

Samsung Refrigerates RFID

If you’ve been following the RFID craze, then this one might be of some interest to you. Samsung is readying a refrigerator that can monitor its contents via RFID. So as contents get low the fri

Drink-O-Matic

I hardly even drink canned drinks, but I want one of these things. It’s a mini-’50s-vintage-looking vending machine. The device stores 10-cans, two per shelf, and dispenses them at your pl