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New “Kinetic Cooling Engine” CPU Cooler Design

January 20th, 2016

Startup MIT company, CoolChip, demonstrated a new commercial prototype CPU cooler recently at CES. “They’ve partnered with Cooler Master to release a “kinectic cooling engine” that can cool a chip 50 percent more efficiently than…read more

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New Solid-State Wine Cellar Cooling Technology

January 8th, 2016

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show, Haier America introduced its “new alternative cooling system for wine cellars,” as reported by DigitalTrends.com. This technology “couples a solid-state chip that is 25 times lighter and 100 times smaller…read more

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Researchers Send De-ionized Water Within Few Hundred Microns of Transistors

October 20th, 2015

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have announced a breakthrough in increasing processing power. “Their innovative design involves sending liquid coolant—in the form of de-ionized water—through microfluidic passages within a few hundred microns of…read more

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Graphene-based Inks Yield Low Cost and High Speed Printing in Electronics

October 20th, 2015

A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge, along with the Cambridge-based company Novalia, have produced new graphene-based inks which could lead to high-speed manufacturing of printed electronics. The method involves adding graphene and…read more

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New Graphene Based Filament Introduced

September 30th, 2015

Graphene 3D Lab, Inc., has created Black Magic 3D, a commercial graphene-based conductive polymer filament for use in 3D printing to manufacture electronics. “This graphene-enabled polymer filament is unique on the market in its ability…read more

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Solution to Heat Transfer in Phase Change Materials Unveiled

September 22nd, 2015

Dr. Patrick Shamberger, assistant professor at Texas A&M University, has found an “analytical solution to heat transfer in PCMs (Phase Change Materials) used in thermal energy storage and has identified the relative role of thermo-physical…read more

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Thermal Invisibility Cloak Improves Heat Distribution in Electronics

September 22nd, 2015

A team of researchers from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore has developed a thermal invisibility cloak that would improve heat distribution in electronic devices by redirecting incoming heat. The cloaks are capable of…read more

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LED Displays Added to Clothing; New Opportunities for Wearables

September 8th, 2015

A team of researchers from Holst Centre at Ghent University have produced the world’s first stretchable thin-film transistor driven by LED display which is laminated into textiles. This new discovery paves the way for LED…read more

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Graphene Grown From Tea Tree Extract

August 25th, 2015

Scientists have successfully grown high-quality graphene from a tea tree plant known as Melaleuca alternifolia. This plant is commonly used to make oils and medicine. The scientists’ paper has been published in a recent issue…read more

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New Adhesives Ideal for Bonding and Encapsulating Semiconductors

August 24th, 2015

DELO introduces new one-component epoxy resins that can withstand temperatures up to 250 degrees Celsius. These new anhydride-based adhesives are ideal for bonding and encapsulating sensors and semiconductors, according to the company. The adhesives were…read more

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TIM with EMI Absorption Capabilities Announced

August 24th, 2015

Henkel introduces the first ever low-stress thermal interface material with EMI absorption capabilities, known as the Gap Pad EMI 1.0. “The latest in its line of BERGQUIST GAP PAD products, Henkel’s GAP PAD EMI 1.0…read more

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‘Wonder Material’ Graphene: Possible Solution for Energy Storage

August 17th, 2015

Graphene has been suggested as a possible solution in new energy storage techniques, leading researchers to suggest either adjusting Li-ion batteries, or using graphene as an energy storage medium itself. According to the an article…read more

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Electronic Devices Made Faster by Graphene Nanoribbon Technique

August 17th, 2015

Graphene could be used for the next generation of faster, more energy-efficient electronics. According to engineers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, they have developed “a way to grow graphene nanoribbons with desirable semiconducting properties directly…read more

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LEDs to Move Data Faster in Electronics

August 4th, 2015

University of Virginia engineering professor, Maite Brandt-Pearce, and her former graduate student, Mohammad Noshad, have come up with a way for LEDS to move data to wireless devices faster. This process involves “using light waves…read more

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