Federal District Students Build a “Reverse Microwave” For Instant Cooling

Students from Gama's public school won awards in a national exhibition and were selected for the Latin American Exhibition, in Peru, "The project has market potential," says their teacher.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Three teenagers from Brazil's Federal District, students at a public school in the Gama district, began to develop a product capable of cooling a can of soda in up to one minute.

The invention was named "reverse microwave," or ColdStorm.

Adrielle Dantas, Gabrielly Vilaça and Raffaella Gomes study at the Center for High School Integrated to Vocational Education (CEMI) and began the project in 2017.

They used e-waste to build the prototype. Computer coolers (which are used to prevent processors from overheating) and Peltier pellets (thermoelectric coolers for heating and cooling objects) are . . .

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