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Jul 2, 2014 12:39 PM

Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe for a Better Oven

Indulging the Chowhound and the dork in me.

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  1. My God! Myhrvold's cured insomnia.

    Really? "You can also create pulses of heat with oven wall panels that quickly change their conductance. One way might be through the use of variable-emittance coatings, which NASA and others have been developing for 20 years; these change their transparency or reflectivity when a current is applied. Another method would use tiny shutters made out of microelectromechanical systems or electrostatically actuated flaps."

    You can picture the onanistic one-hand typing that attended authorship.

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    1. re: kaleokahu

      Well, this article came from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, so it was written for that audience in mind. I thought it might be interesting for people who are on this board. Obviously not you.

      1. re: Phaedrus

        Oh, it *was* interesting. I finished reading it after waking up... It got some play over at eGullet, too. Thanks for posting.

        This is what happens when billionaires retire early.

    2. Interesting comments on the article. Yikes.

      1. Somewhat related article of interest that I read in the hour before coming across this post: recs for restaurant kitchen equipment for large and small setups by five people who set up professional kitchens for a living: