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  • News from Downunder: James Harrison Museum Appeal

    Known as the "father of modern refrigeration", Yorkshire-born James Harrison pioneered ice-making machines in Geelong, Australia, and developed technology used in the early days of meat exports from Australia. Funds are being sought in order to...

    • Publication date : 2004/07/27
  • Museums dedicated to refrigeration in the United States

    There are several museums dedicated to refrigeration in the United States: one in Pennsylvania has just added a 1936 refrigerated wagon to its collection. 

    • Publication date : 2021/11/29
    • Subjects: General information
  • Solar Air conditioning

    With high summer temperatures, air-conditioning and thermal comfort are increasingly important issues, but raise the challenges of high energy consumption and of environmental consequences. Three recent projects use solar energy to operate...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • Out of ordinary: Ice skating inside and out

    The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC has an ice-skating rink in its Art Sculpture Garden. Skaters can view sculpture as they skate, then go inside the museum and see paintings of ice skaters, including Gilbert Stuart's The Skater(Portrait...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Out of ordinary: Chilled Medieval Book

    A 1000-year-old Book of Psalms has been discovered by a construction worker in Ireland and is now stored in refrigeration at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. The book was found in a bog and the tannic acid content of the bog is thought to...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • Out of ordinary: Ötzi’s curse?

    Ötzi's curse? Tests run on Ötzi the iceman, the world's oldest and best-preserved mummy, show signs of decomposition. X-rays show grey spots on one knee, indicating gas formation caused by bacteria. The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Out of the ordinary: Keeping clay soldiers (relatively) cool

    The largest group of terracotta figures ever lent by China was on display at the British Museum until April 6, 2008. The Chinese government required the 20 warriors to be kept at temperatures of 22°C + 2°C and at humidity levels of 45% RH + 8%, a...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Paris district cooling is growing

    A presentation of the Paris district cooling system by François Dupoux, President-General Director of Climespace (operator of the district cooling system) during the IIR-AFF centenary conference in Paris attracted a lot of interest. Many...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Noah's Frozen Ark

    British scientists announced on July 27, 2004, that they were going to freeze endangered species to conserve their DNA in the hope of being able to "resuscitate" them one day thanks to cloning. The project, called the "Frozen Ark", is in fact the...

    • Publication date : 2004/09/14
  • Geothermal energy to power a cold storage facility

    Two remote off-grid villages on a Fijian island are looking forward to their first reliable source of refrigeration thanks to their local hot spring.

    • Publication date : 2017/10/17
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • Global district cooling market

    According to a new report from MarketsandMarkets (information provided by ReportLinker), global district cooling market is growing at 11.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) until 2019.

    • Publication date : 2014/10/13
  • Out of the ordinary: Ötzi, the 5300-year-old iceman, has been reconstructed

    Ötzi, the 5300-year-old iceman, has been reconstructed 20 years after he was found on a glacier in the Italian Alps. The reconstruction performed by Dutch artists Alfons and Adrie Kennis is on display at the Archaelogical Museum in Bolzano, Italy,...

    • Publication date : 2011/06/09
  • Discovery of an 18th century ice-well in London

    A huge subterranean ice house dating from the 1780s, recently uncovered in central London, has been designated as a scheduled monument by Historic England.

    • Publication date : 2019/01/31
  • Seawater for district cooling in tropical coastal areas

    A recent study explored the pros and cons of using deep cold seawater as an alternative cooling solution in tropical coastal regions.

    • Publication date : 2020/12/21
    • Subjects: Technology