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Supercooling Freezers—The Future of Refrigerators?

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Manufacturers have added carbonation systems, fancy ice-makers, and video monitors to refrigerators, but the general idea of having two temperatures for the freezer and main unit have generally stayed the same for decades. Now, Mitsubishi has announced a line of refrigerators, including the MR-WX71Y and MR-WX61Y, that use a process called supercooling to chill food to three degrees below freezing. Available only in Japan, beginning August 2014, for $4,100.

At that specific temperature, Mitsubishi, says, the nutrients and flavors of meat, fruits, and vegetables remain intact...
These new fridges also use a new type of polyurethane that’s thinner and lighter than that on traditional models, which...
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