Design

Liquid Cooling Used in New Off-Grid Power Generator and Water Purifier

May 3rd, 2016

(April 7, 2016) Watly has recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise the final needed funds for the release of its water sanitizing and electricity generating computer powered entirely by solar energy. The Watly 3.0…read more

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Software Update Leads to Device Failure by Overheating

May 2nd, 2016

(April 29, 2016) The new Nextfit Robin, an Android-based smartphone, experienced a major cooling malfunction after a recent software update which resulted in the phones overheating. The device normally heats up a bit when performing everyday…read more

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BIG Thermal Test for the JWST Test Model

April 25th, 2016

(April 22nd, 2016) The James Webb Space Telescope had an “observatory core” test model twin of itself constructed for the biggest thermal test Goddard mechanical integration technician, Chris Matthews, has ever had. Matthews’ team of…read more

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New “Form-In-Place” Product with Process Demonstration Video

April 22nd, 2016

JONES TECH recently released their newest “Form-In-Place” Product with a video that demonstrates their FIP process. Their thermal product offerings include thermal pads, thermal greases, thermal gels, phase change materials, and synthetic graphite. Jones Tech…read more

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Metal Inverse Opals Could Better Cool Electronics

April 18th, 2016

(April 7th, 2016) New work by researchers at Stanford University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, suggest that “metal inverse opals” could be used to cool down electronic devices as well as other thermal…read more

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New Approach to Simulate Nanoscale Thermoelectric Materials

April 18th, 2016

(April 7th, 2016) A research group led by Joe Feser, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware, has developed a new approach to simulating nanoscale heat transfer in materials,…read more

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Small EHD Pump Solution May Cool Space Hardware

April 18th, 2016

(April 13th, 2016) Michal Talmor, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts, is focused on bringing electrohydrodynamic (EHD)-based thermal control to space exploration devices. Now in the…read more

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iNEMI ROADMAP IDENTIFIES TRENDS IMPACTING ELECTRONICS THERMAL MANAGEMENT

April 14th, 2016

iNEMI ROADMAP IDENTIFIES TRENDS IMPACTING ELECTRONICS THERMAL MANAGEMENT   PREFACE The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) is an industry-led consortium of approximately 100 leading electronics manufacturers, suppliers, associations, government agencies and universities. One of iNEMI’s…read more

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World’s Thinnest Laptop Runs on ‘Hyperbaric’ Cooling

April 11th, 2016

HP has recently released the world’s thinnest laptop – the Spectre 13.3” notebook, which cools its CPUs with what HP calls ‘hyperbaric cooling technology’. This system features two ultra-thin fans, a heat-pipe, and a special…read more

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Formula Developed for Heat Transfer Between Near-Field Bodies

April 11th, 2016

Alejandro Rodriguez, a researcher at Princeton, and colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with a formula that describes the maximum heat transfer between near-field objects in a recent study. Phys.org claimed…read more

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New Power Electronics Will Allow Army Vehicles’ Electronics to Operate at High Temperatures

April 4th, 2016

The US Army has awarded GE Aviation with a contract to develop silicon carbide-based power electronics that will allow high-voltage, next-generation ground vehicles to operate at higher temperatures. “The US Army’s implementation of [this technology…read more

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Overheating Causes 911 System Failure

April 4th, 2016

Due to a problem with the computer cooling system, 911 service was down for about four hours recently in Buffalo, New York’s Erie County. According to Time Warner Cable News, the room at the Public…read more

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Smart Clothing That Automatically Cools Itself

April 4th, 2016

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has recently developed a technology that can be utilized in smart fabrics and clothing to cool or warm the wearer according to his or her needs as part…read more

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Diamonds May Take Silicon’s Place in Future Smartphones

March 28th, 2016

A startup called Akhan Semi suggests lab-grown diamonds can cool electronics more efficiently than silicon. Silicon costs a lot to keep cool, but lab-grown diamonds could eliminate cooling fans and heat sinks since they already…read more

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