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Thermoelectric Modules That Achieve Higher Heat Flux Densities For Cooling Industrial Lasers

May 23rd, 2016

Laird has recently developed a high heat flux density thermoelectric module (TEM) designed to achieve a higher heat pumping capacity than standard TEMs, called UltraTEC. “The UltraTEC Series TEM has a heat pumping capacity up…read more

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Recall On Overheating Laptop Battery Packs

May 17th, 2016

(March 31, 2016) Toshiba recently issued a voluntary recall on its laptop battery packs for potential burn and fire hazards from overheating. According to ConsumerReports.org, the battery packs were manufactured by Panasonic and installed in…read more

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Laptops May Start Producing Far Less Heat

May 17th, 2016

(May 10, 2016) Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s postdoc Cui-Zu Chang and his colleagues have been “working to create devices with components which have little [to no] resistance to the flow of electricity” in laptops, according…read more

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Tesla Powerwall Comes with Unexpected, Loud Electronic Hum

May 9th, 2016

With the recent residential installations of Tesla’s Powerwall home battery systems, customers have been reporting an unwanted loud electronic humming sound . Breitbart.com reported, “a German customer measured a noise level from a Powerwall installed…read more

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New Material Cools Solar Cells Yet Absorbs Sunlight

May 9th, 2016

Recently, researchers from Stanford University have achieved a combination of cooling and maintaining sunlight absorption with a wafer made of silica to better cool solar cells, according to BusinessWire.com. BusinessWire.com explained, “The researchers etched tapered…read more

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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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