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New Type of Graphene Could Increase Processor Clock Speeds

May 23rd, 2016

(May 19, 2016) Recently, scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Institute of Physics and Technology RAS, and Tohoku University (Japan), have developed a new type of graphene-based transistor, whose modeling…read more

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Thin “Super-Flow Micro” Fan Offers 0.60cfm

May 18th, 2016

JARO has recently released their newest Micro-Fan available with 0.60cfm. The fan measures 17x17x4 mm (at 15,000rpm), and offers a static pressure  of 2.413 mm H2O, according to JARO. With operating voltages from 2.8 to…read more

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Self-Healable Electronic Material That Can Help Prevent Overheating

May 17th, 2016

(May 16, 2016) A new, more durable electronic material has recently been created to repair itself and heal all its functionality even after breaking several times. Phys.org detailed, “Self-healable materials are those that, after withstanding…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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New USB Type-C Connectors and Cable Assemblies

May 2nd, 2016

Heilind Electronics has recently added Molex USB Type-C shielded I/O connectors and cable assemblies to its stock. The Type-C connectors offer a “more compact design” with “greater PCB savings, while allowing high-frequency mating in data,…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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New System Improves Lead Times

April 18th, 2016

A manufacturer of thermoelectric air conditioners, TECA Corporation, has recently implemented a new program to improve lead times. President of TECA, Mike Mikalauskis, said, “We were able to pair new software with a more streamlined…read more

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New Market Entry of Sealed Enclosure Coolers

April 11th, 2016

As their “first step” into the sealed enclosure cooling market, Advanced Cooling Technologies (ACT) has recently launched its HSC, HPC and LNC series of sealed enclosure cooler products. ACT said this about each of their…read more

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Electrocaloric Polymers That Create On-Demand Cooling

April 11th, 2016

A team of researchers from Pennsylvania State University have recently developed a blend of ferroelectric polymers that could cool chips and small scale systems on demand. According to NewElectronics these are called electrocaloric materials, and…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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