High Temperature Brings Down Data Center in Australia

January 19th, 2015

A heatwave that rose outside temperatures to 112 degrees Fahrenheit, brought iiNet’s data center down in Western Australia. The data center went offline due to equipment failures. Because servers can give off tremendous amounts of…read more

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Thermal Simulation to Improve LED Car Headlight Design

January 13th, 2015

Structural changes to LED headlights have generally been adding to the complexity of  its production, according to researchers. Certain car models come with a few choices of headlights, such as the new Audi TT which…read more

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Need for Heat Spreaders Yields New Cooling Technologies

January 6th, 2015

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and a small business partner have announced they are developing technologies that will help electronics stay cool. With funding from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program,…read more

Transformation Optics Used to Analyze Van Der Waals Forces in 3D Plasmonic Systems

January 5th, 2015

Scientists at Imperial College London in London, England have devised a novel way of analyzing tricky 3D plasmonic systems affected by nonlocality – through transformation optics. Though van der Waals forces are relatively easy to…read more

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Scientists Discover New Benefits of Graphene

January 5th, 2015

Scientists from Manchester University have discovered graphene can be used to harvest hydrogen from air and improve efficiency of solar cells. The scientists discovered that thin layers of Graphene can separate hydrogen from air using…read more

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Bay Light Heatsinks offer Thermal Solutions

December 15th, 2014

GlacialTech Inc. announced its new line of high performance Bay Light heatsinks for high power LED applications. The line of heatsinks includes the Igloo SR100, SR150, SR200, SR200HP and SR250HP. The Igloo SR200HP and Igloo…read more

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Experiments Demonstrate Graphene is 10 times Stronger than Steel

December 9th, 2014

A research group from Rice University and the University of Massachusetts have discovered that graphene, one of the strongest materials in the world, is 10 times stronger than steel and can stop a speeding bullet.…read more

Thermal Considerations in LED System Modeling

December 2nd, 2014

Karl Geisler According to a recent U.S. DOE report [1], nearly half of all commercial lamps and luminaires sold will be LED-based by 2020. The thermal management challenge for LEDs is multidimensional. First, unlike traditional…read more

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November 25th, 2014

THERMAL LIVE 2015 October 6 – 8, 2015 Online Event Featuring practical thermal management techniques and topics, this event includes roundtables, webinars and videos; and there’s no cost to attend. Program Highlights: LED Design Data…read more

Company Introduces Low Outgassing Epoxy

November 24th, 2014

The Master Bond EP17HT-LO has just been introduced by Master Bond Inc. This product is a low outgassing “one part epoxy for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications.” This epoxy is capable of operating in…read more

Scientists Produce Beneficial Materials for Optoelectronics

November 24th, 2014

Last month, scientists announced Molybdenum Disulfide MoS2 as a new successor to graphene and better material due to its low electrical resistance, high thermal conductivity and its ability to be stretched. Scientists have just introduced…read more

Cheaper LED Bulbs Developed

November 11th, 2014

Cree has announced its new LED bulb does not include a metal heat sink, which is typical of most LED bulbs. “In its new design, heat is removed from the LEDs through convection, or a…read more

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Lab Safety Improved with Quick Disconnect Couplings on Caps

November 10th, 2014

Colder Products Company introduces its BQ45GL series – 45mm caps with integrated quick disconnect couplings, which is a first in the market. “Adding quick disconnects to media bottles enhances the user experience when using laboratory…read more

Plastic Compounds Lower Weight of Automobiles by 50 Percent

November 10th, 2014

RTP Company announces its new thermally conductive compounds that reduce the weight in vehicles by replacing metal in the heating and cooling systems. “The automotive market is putting more emphasis on eliminating metals in order…read more

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