‘Minuscule wind engines could help to take computing power to the next level, scientists believe.
US researchers have developed a prototype device that creates a “breeze” made up of charged particles, or ions, to cool computer chips.
The “ionic wind”, the scientists say, will help to manage the heat generated by increasingly powerful, yet ever-shrinking devices. [..]
“A 250% improvement (3.5 times the cooling rate of a conventional fan) is quite unusual.”‘