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Johns Hopkins Student Engineers Cook Up Better Devices for Cooking

December 11, 2012

Johns Hopkins engineering students recently learned that maintaining rigid control of cooking temperatures, with less than one degree of wiggle-room, can lead to much tastier meals.

Class instructor Noah Cowan, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, assigned his students to tinker with common cooking appliances such as toaster ovens or water heating tools. Their revamped appliance had to operate under the control of sensors, actuators and a microprocessor, programmed by the students.

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