Defense

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 Facts and Fairy Tales: Historical Suggestions for Thermal Management of Electronics

May 29th, 2014

Jim Wilson, Engineering Fellow Raytheon Company I have a small book in my office labeled “Suggestions for Designers of Navy Electronic Equipment, 1970 Edition” that was given to me several years ago by the editor…read more

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Heat Pipe Assembly for Spacecraft and Hypersonic Vehicles Passes NASA Hypersonic Tests

May 2nd, 2014

Advanced thermal solutions provider Thermacore has announced that its heat pipe assembly recently completed testing at the NASA Ames Arc Jet Complex operating at very high temperatures in a hypersonic leading edge simulation, making it…read more

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Liquid Helium Cools Superconductive Cables

January 28th, 2014

Scientists at Florida State University have used helium gas to cool superconductive cables in a breakthrough that could enable the development of next-generation power systems for future naval ships with advanced weapons systems. The discovery…read more

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Heating Up Nanodevices May Keep Electronics Cool

January 28th, 2014

As electronic devices have grown smaller and more powerful, new thermal management methods have been created to help prevent them from overheating; however, researchers and engineers are in a constant race to come up with…read more

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NSA to Cool New Data Center with Wastewater in Controversial Deal

January 10th, 2014

The National Security Agency (NSA) has announced plans to use 5 million gallons per day of treated wastewater from Howard County in Maryland to cool its huge Fort Meade data center, which is expected to…read more

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Thermoelectric Coolers for High Temperature Environments

November 22nd, 2013

Thermoelectric air conditioner supplier EIC Solutions has expanded its line of ThermoTEC thermoelectric coolers with the addition of a high ambient temperature model. Designed to cool electronic enclosures in extremely hot settings such as in…read more

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Technique Combines Heat Sinks for More Effective Cooling

November 22nd, 2013

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed a new two-phase technique they say is up to 50 percent more effective in cooling electronic systems compared to current cooling technology. Led by Lee Poh…read more

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Defense Contractors to Develop Next-Gen Military Electronics Thermal Management

November 11th, 2013

U.S. Air Force officials have awarded multimillion dollar contracts to BAE Systems and Boeing Co. as part of DARPA’s Intrachip/Interchip Enhanced Cooling Applications (ICECool Applications) program. The ICECool program seeks to develop advanced electronics cooling…read more

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Tubeaxial Fans Offer High Performance in Rugged Applications

October 18th, 2013

Military and aerospace component manufacturer AMETEK Rotron has released the MIL-XTM Extreme Performance series, a tubeaxial cooling and ventilation fan series with the highest performance in the industry for its package size, according to the…read more

All-Metal IP Rated Fans for Harsh Environment Applications

September 9th, 2013

Orion Fans, a manufacturer of standard and custom AC and DC fans, fan accessories, fan trays and blowers, has announced the expansion of its IP55-rated and IP56-rated all metal fans for military, chemical, process control…read more

Clay is Key Ingredient in High-Temperature Supercapacitors, Say Researchers

September 9th, 2013

Clay, an abundant natural material, may hold the answer to developing super high-temperature supercapacitors for powering devices in extreme environments, says new research from Rice University. According to a report released in Nature’s online journal,…read more

Dielectric Heat Transfer Fluid Line Expanded

August 26th, 2013

DSI Ventures, Inc., a developer of biodegradable lubricants and electrical insulating products, has announced the expansion of its OptiCool line of dielectric heat transfer fluids. Introduced in 2001, OptiCool fluids are made from synthetic paraffin…read more

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Heat Exchanger Research Could Lead to Better Liquid Cooling in Aerospace, Automotive, Defense Applications

August 26th, 2013

A New Mexico State University assistant professor is investigating methods of increasing heat exchanger efficiency that could enable space missions to remain in orbit for longer periods of time and lead to better automotive, defense,…read more