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Dr. Universe: How does our refrigerator work?

Dr-Universe enews-logoWhile a stove or oven produces heat, a fridge can’t actually produce something called “cold.” So, how does a refrigerator manage to keep all your food cool?

We have to engineer it. We must design a system that can carefully remove heat and put it somewhere else.

See the complete answer on the Dr. Universe website, featuring Jake Leachman, from Washington State University’s college of engineering.