Legendary Physicists Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard Once Teamed Up To Design A Refrigerator (Cool Weird Awesome 1203)

For Alfred Einstein's birthday, the story of how he and fellow prominent physicist Leo Szilard co-designed a unique kind of refrigerator in the 1920s.

By |2024-03-14T08:10:36-04:00March 14, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

A Statue Of Liberty Stamp That Didn’t Actually Feature The Statue Of Liberty (Cool Weird Awesome 1138)

Today in 2010, the US Postal Service released a new stamp featuring the Statue of Liberty - well, sort of. And that “sort of” ended up being a big and expensive deal.

By |2023-12-01T08:53:02-05:00December 1, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The Yakhchāl Was A Refrigerator Thousands Of Years Before Refrigerators Were Invented (Cool Weird Awesome 793)

Summer is here in the Northern Hemisphere, and a lot of people are looking to keep themselves and some of their foods and drinks cool. That's what the storage building known as the yakhchāl did thousands of years ago.

By |2022-06-21T10:07:13-04:00June 21, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Now We Have Nano-Refrigerators (Cool Weird Awesome 387)

UCLA scientists have made little thermoelectric coolers that are only 100 nanometers wide, so small the eye can't see them on its own. They're not quite refrigerators yet, but if you have little sodas or bags of grapes, maybe reach out anyway. Plus: on the International Day of Sign Languages, we celebrate the amazing world of sign language interpreters at heavy metal concerts.

By |2020-09-23T07:49:12-04:00September 23, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The Return of the Mystery Beer Fridge in Nebraska! (Cool Weird Awesome 201)

Remember the beer fridge from our first episode, that two men found after a long weekend of cleaning up flood damage? The Lincoln Journal-Star has checked back in with the owner and the finders to get the latest chapter in the story.

By |2024-03-14T08:32:31-04:00December 26, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |
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