Cool! The can that chills itself
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A cold beer, or even a cool non-alcoholic drink, could soon be available at any time with the invention of the self-chilling can, scientists said yesterday.

A cold beer, or even a cool non-alcoholic drink, could soon be available at any time with the invention of the self-chilling can, scientists said yesterday.

Twisting the bottom of the tin energises a mini-fridge built into its base that reduces the temperature of the contents by at least 17C, the can's developers say.

Manufacturers have long consideredusing self-cooling cans as many drinks are more appealing when chilled, limiting sales to refrigerated outlets. Now the Florida-based Tempra Technology company claims to have perfected instant cooling at an affordable price for more expensive drinks. Barney Guarino, its chief executive, said the company was talking to several major brewers and the cans could go on sale as early as this summer.

He said: "Market research shows consumers don't mind paying premium prices.

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