Chillin’ in the desert

Simple, inexpensive and eco-friendly fridge keeps fruits and veggies fresh for days

By Sid Perkins, 10:45 AM May 17, 2012

It’s a challenge to keep anything cool in a blazing desert, especially if there’s no electricity available. But a pair of 16-year-old high school students from Amman, Jordan, has invented a new device that can help keep fruits and vegetables from spoiling for well over a week.

Fawzi Al-Mitwalli and Nour Maraqa, both 10th-graders at the Al-Ra’ed Al-Arabi School, described their eco-friendly chiller May 15 at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pa. The event ...

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