World's tiniest fridge

Staying cool, even in the quantum world

By Stephen Ornes, 20:12 PM September 20, 2010

Scientists like to break records: The fastest this, the slowest that; the most ever seen, the least possible. In fact, much of science may seem like a quest for the hottest, coldest, closest, farthest, biggest, or smallest something — or to know how the laws of nature work for the biggest or smallest things.

But here’s one new record you might not have expected to see: A team of scientists has come up with a plan for the smallest possible refrigerator. If it is ever built, it would be...

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