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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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Atom Cooling Technique Discovered

August 25th, 2015

A team of researchers from the University of Southampton have successfully used matter waves to cool molecules that cannot be handled by typical laser methods. This is the first demonstration of this technique, which was…read more

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ITherm 2016 – Call for Papers!

August 20th, 2015

Call for papers for the IEEE/CPMT ITherm Conference for 2016! Abstracts are due September 4, 2015. ITherm 2016 is the leading international conference for scientific and engineering exploration of thermal, thermomechanical and emerging technology issues…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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University Joins Research Project to Develop Heat-resistant Electrical Systems for Vehicles

August 11th, 2015

The University of Arkansas announces it will help lead an $18.5 million dollar engineering research center to develop new electrical systems for vehicles that are more powerful, efficient and heat-resistant. The university houses a 7,000-square-foot…read more

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Penn State Engineers Developed New Heat-Resistant Polymer

August 11th, 2015

A group of Penn State engineers have produced lightweight, flexible dielectric polymers that are heat resistant and easily manufactured. Because of its resistance to heat, the new polymer is ideal for use in power electronics…read more

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Air Force Inquires About New Thermal Management Solutions for Future Aircraft

August 11th, 2015

The U.S. Air Force is looking into new thermal management techniques to cool the electronics in future fighter aircraft. “Officials of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, issued a broad…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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New Material to Decrease Energy Usage in Electronics

August 4th, 2015

Researchers have determined that gallium nitride (GaN) could become the next best semiconductor for electronics because it would immensely cut energy usage. Cambridge Electronics Inc. (CEI) has announced a new line of GaN transistors and…read more

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3D Shapes Formed from Flat Sheets of Graphene Paves way for Flexible Electronics

July 28th, 2015

A team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a new method for forming 3D shapes from flat 2D sheets of graphene. This development will pave the way for flexible electronics and integrated…read more

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California Energy Code Updated; New Regulations for Cooling Data Centers

July 28th, 2015

The California Energy Code, also known Title 24 of the CA Code of Regulations – part 6, has been revised. The new revision implements new regulations for cooling data centers and server rooms in order…read more

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HPC Networks Successful Liquid Cooled for First Time

July 20th, 2015

Icetope, a company that specializes in the liquid cooling of electronics, announced it has successfully liquid cooled HPC networks. “Liquid cooling systems work by transferring all the heat directly into liquid. The waste heat is…read more

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3D White Graphene Yields Fan-Free Cooling and Thermal Management Solutions

July 20th, 2015

Researchers from Rice University have discovered that 3D White Graphene could help cool small-scale electronic devices by itself. When the research group completed simulations of heat flows through 3D white graphene structures, which are made…read more

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