During hot summer days there might only one thing that you might want and that is something to cool you down. Luckily a Japanese company came up with something that just might help you ease that unbearable hot feeling – an ultra low temperature instant cold foam that comes in a can.
The super cold foam comes in a canister which holds about 220ml of material which hardens quickly once exposed to air. The foam can then be molded into any shape such as a necklaces or wristband which you can put on your hand to cool down.
The foam is made our of an assortment of chemicals including menthol, ethanol, isopentane, polyvinyl acetate and a few other chemicals which did not translate well from Japanese. The resulting foam leaves the canister in a super chilly temperature of -17°C ( or around 1.4°F) – enough to let you feel the chill for at least a few minutes.
The Cold Foam currently sells in Japan for ¥639 (about 8 USD) and it’s not clear if you can find it anywhere outside Japan.
The blue Cold Foam is actually not the only cold gel you can find in Japan – the following video shows the Blue Cold Foam together with another similar gel which makes a fizzling sounds as it is applied on the skin and eventually disappears without leaving a trace.
Video Showing the Cold Foam in action as well as another similar solution
Iddo has a B.A. in Philosophy and Cognitive Science and an M.A. in Philosophy of Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is currently writing his Ph.D. thesis on the relationship between the scientific community and industry. Iddo was awarded the 2006 Bar Hillel philosophy of science prize for his work on the relationship between science and technology. He is a member of the board of the lifeboat foundation and was the editor of several high-profile science and technology websites since 1999.
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