Helping people, for once: A refrigerator that doesn't require electricity


Someone decided to be clever and actually put technology to good use (as opposed to pouring endless amounts of money into developing bigger and bigger TVs), having developed a refrigerator of sorts that doesn’t require any electricity to operate. A team at Stanford, funded by a VC dude by the name of Adam Grosser, came up with a device that essentially works like a big hand warmer, but in reverse. As the device heats—put it over a fire, maybe—up it triggers some sort of coolant.

Conceivably, you could store medicine and other fragile, life-improving odds and ends in there.