Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Tiny wind engines cool computers

‘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.”‘

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