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Press Release 08-041

Tiny Torrents

Silent, microchip-sized "fan" has no moving parts, yet produces enough wind to cool a laptop

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Photo of the new micro-fan which is only slightly larger than a dime.

Researchers have developed a new micro-fan only slightly larger than a dime. The new fan can generate winds on the same scale as a laptop computer fan, but uses far less energy and should require far less maintenance.

Credit: Dan Schlitz and Vishal Singhal, Thorrn Micro Technologies


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Photo of Dan Schlitz of Thorrn Micro Technologies, one of the developers of the micro-fan.

Dan Schlitz of Thorrn Micro Technologies is one of the developers of a new, solid-state micro-fan.

Credit: Dan Schlitz of Thorrn Micro Technologies


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Photo of Vishal Singhal of Thorrn Micro Technologies, one of the co-developers of the micro-fan.

Vishal Singhal of Thorrn Micro Technologies is one of the co-developers of a new solid-state micro-fan.

Credit: Vishal Singhal, Thorrn Micro Technologies


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Dan Schlitz of Thorrn Micro Technologies, Inc., describes innovative micro-fan technology.

Credit: NSF and Thorrn Micro Technologies, Inc.