Tag: hot
smart-lids

This is the first I’m hearing of Smart Lids. The product is a color-changing hot beverage lid that goes from a burgundy (dark red) to a bright red if it comes in contact with extreme heat (above 118 degrees Fahrenheit). It’s a quick solution to knowing whether a cup contains a hot beverage without actually having to […]

This is a very fascinating video about the Leidenfrost Effect, a phenomenon that occurs when a liquid is dropped onto a surface that is hotter than the liquid’s boiling point which causes the liquid to form a protective surface around it allowing it to glide/move smoothly across the surface. In this case, researchers have begun to […]

A fantastic Retro Report from The New York Times about the infamous story of Stella Liebeck vs McDonald’s in which she sued and won a large lump sum of money for being burned by McDonald’s coffee when it spilled onto her lap. This Retro Report talks about how this single news story took a life of its […]