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Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe for a Better Oven

Phaedrus Jul 2, 2014 12:39 PM

http://spectrum.ieee.org/consumer-ele...

Indulging the Chowhound and the dork in me.

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  1. kaleokahu RE: Phaedrus Jul 4, 2014 07:54 AM

    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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      Phaedrus RE: kaleokahu Jul 4, 2014 07:58 AM

      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.

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        kaleokahu RE: Phaedrus Jul 4, 2014 08:16 AM

        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. wekick RE: Phaedrus Jul 4, 2014 09:14 AM

      Interesting comments on the article. Yikes.

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        ellabee RE: Phaedrus Jul 5, 2014 01:56 PM

        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: http://www.foodarts.com/tools/kitchen...

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