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A device to compliment your microwave oven.
We have long had microwave ovens to heat food up rapidly. How about a microfridge that can do just the opposite. Maybe new microwaves could have a heat/cool setting, combining both devices into one.
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
Fast. Also, unlike "reverse microwaves," physically possible. (Although physics geeks should check out "optical molasses" below.) [rmutt, Jun 20 2000]
Cooling atoms with light. (Hint: won't work like a microwave in reverse.) [rmutt, Jun 20 2000]
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||"Honey, I overnuked the chicken!"
||"Ok, just nitrofrigerate it for 3 seconds."
||This is called flash freezing, and there are machines that can do it.
||You could do this with something very porous, say bread or sponge toffee, simply by pouring liquid N2 over/through it. As for microcooling a Christmas turkey with stuffing, I dunno.
||Ony it should be called a "macrowave"