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Oct 27, 2010

Snail, a heating unit that runs off of sugar

A new use for sugar! A winner of the Electrolux Design Lab competition has come up with a device that uses sugar as the source of kinetic energy that in turn heats up pots, pans, mugs, and other containers with food and drinks. While it is designated as a home appliance, as mentioned in the this article about the 'Snail', I think it can definitly have potential as a great travel gadget since it does not uses electricity. Hence, there are no plugs to find or adjust to and no wires. A “high density sugar battery” provides the power needed to cook or heat containers. The sugar energy heats up a coil used for magnetic induction to cook.
For now this is a futuristic concept, though hoping that a similar prototype might make it into production.
Let me know what you think about this innovative gadget

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